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U of L researchers find adult stem cells that could lead to cures, resolve...

Published: December 12, 2005

ksirc_logoUniversity of Louisville researchers have coaxed stem cells from adult mice to change into brain, nerve, heart muscle and pancreatic cells – a discovery that could lead to therapies for a host of human diseases and possibly end the national debate over use of embryonic stem cells.

“We have found a counterpart for embryonic stem cells in adult bone marrow. This could negate the ethical concerns,” said Mariusz Ratajczak, leader of the research team and director of the stem cell biology program at U of L’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center.