Frog Eggs

 
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Immature frog eggs can rejuvenate adult human cells. Molecules in the amphibian nucleus coax mature human and mouse DNA back to an adaptable, stem-cell-like state1.

John Gurdon and his colleagues at Cambridge University, UK, hope to isolate the substances responsible and use them to reprogramme ordinary adult cells, from skin or blood, say. This would yield a limitless supply of donor-matched stem cells with which to repair tissue damaged in diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

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whittler113 - Jan 13, 2009 01:30 PM EDT
Thanks for the comment Don,you just never know when you will croak or what will cause it,do you?LOL
donwrob - Jan 12, 2009 02:07 PM EDT
Cool stuff Alex. I guess it would be OK as long as you don't croak after getting the treatment....:-). Don
whittler113 - Jan 11, 2009 10:23 AM EDT
Thanks for the great comment Zoya,I thought it was very interesting to learn about the new discoveries in stem cell research.
Zoya - Jan 10, 2009 04:32 PM EDT
ohh interesting reading here. Great capture too Z

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