Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Using human embryonic stem cells to kill cancer cells, University of Minnesota

Using human embryonic stem cells to kill cancer cells, University of Minnesota:
"Researchers generated 'natural killer' cells from the human embryonic stem cells. As part of the immune system, natural killer cells normally are present in the blood stream and are play a role in defending the body against infection and against some cancers.

'This is the first published research to show the ability to make cells from human embryonic stem cells that are able to treat and fight cancer, especially leukemias and lymphomas,' said Dan Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Stem Cell Institute and Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and lead author of the study."


Just a little more. I need that good news fix today.
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