March 6, 2003:
"Michigan Teen Gets Stem Cell Transplant to Heart
(Reuters Health) - Michigan doctors are hoping that their
first-of-a-kind stem cell treatment will help a teenage boy
regain lost heart tissue after he was shot in the heart by a nail
gun and subsequently suffered a massive heart attack. The
experimental procedure used stem cells harvested from the
boy's own blood, which were later infused into the damaged
portion of his heart via a catheter. A team of doctors gathered
Wednesday and announced the preliminary results of the
procedure at a news conference at Beaumont Hospital in
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Embryonic Stem Cell Facts and Factoids
Graphics slide show diagramming how stem cells are derived
blastocyst is the stage of development at which the embryo's inner cell mass
forms. It is the inner cell mass that harbors embryonic stem cells. Stem cells
exist only fleetingly at this stage of development." This is the stage
from which scientists will, (with government aid one would expect), derive stem
cells. These initially harvested cells will be the basis for independent cell
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Stem Cells Are Made From Embryo (AP)
Researchers seeking alternate ways to clone tissue for medical purposes have created a
monkey embryo without the use of sperm to make stem cells that then turned into heart, brain
and other specialized material.
- Jan 31 2:02 PM
Creating Healthy, Long-Living Cloned Animals.
Activating the egg before fertilization improves success rates.