Life after death - getting stem cells from cadavers

Discussion in 'Bioscience' started by Porfiry, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. Porfiry Nomad Registered Senior Member

    <!--intro-->At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, scientists discussed the successful <a HREF="">extraction of stem cells from the brains of recently deceased individuals</a>. These stem cells are highly generalized cells that can be <a HREF="">coaxed into becoming neurons</a>. The cells were successfully extracted up to three days after death. Stem cell researchers hope to find a cure for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.<!--/intro-->

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