Monday, May 16, 2016

Adult Stem Cells Used to Combat Blindness in Newborns, and Myasthenia Gravis in Adults

A hat tip to Wesley J. Smith for spreading word about these items.

First came the news that adult stem cells have been used successfully to restore sight in human infants.

Then there was word that they have caused remission of myasthenia gravis -- again, in human patients.

Recall that, fifteen years ago, embryonic stem cells were being touted every week on the nightly news as the "holy grail" of medicine, and that adult stem cells were a cheap imitation that would never amount to anything. They had it backwards, as we have been saying.

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