Souped-Up Stem Cells Rescue Damaged Limbs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Study

Published: Oct 07, 2009

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New Scientist -- Already prized as engines of repair, stem cells have now been engineered to contain a gene that enhances their healing properties by summoning extra blood vessels to newly formed tissue. Using the same technique, it should be possible to add other genes to stem cells to make them more efficient at different tasks.

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