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Old 11-24-2004, 06:56 AM #5 (permalink)
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Hi Guys:
If I recall correctly, he separates the stem cells out of the substrate and treats it with a growth hormone before they go back in. I'm not positive but I think that this is one of very few clinical trials using stem cells... its very exciting. While autologous stem cells are not as potent as the embyonic ones, they certainly bridge the gap for those who are fundamentally oppossed to using embryonic stem cells and opens up the research potential for wider applications.
Off the soap box now... I hope that all of you east of Lake Huron are getting ready for the snow!
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