Research tries to plant new heart cells

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    stem cells from the patient, better than getting it from a fetus i suppose. i wonder how long until this will really work and become norm.
     
  3. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Very interesting. I can't see anything wrong with using stem cells from the patients themselves; it's like taking healthy tissue from your thigh to heal burn marks on a persons face.

    Medicine is going to get very interesting very soon, I feel.

    Thanks for the link wdlove!
     
  4. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    At least with using stem cells from the patient's own body it prevents the problem of rejection. The side effects from using anti rejection medications is also a problem.

    This also prevents the religious issues with stem cells from a fetus.
     
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    Embryonic stem cells have shown greater acchievements then adult stem cells, but yes not the political fighting...


    Since Bush basically 'banned' the stem cell (embryonic) organizations they have moved to other countries...


    I hope this goes well... but still I must think, where would be now if Bush didn't step in.


    I hope the heart procedure works, a great cure for those with this aliment.
     

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