[ExI] Foes of stem cell research now face tough battle

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Nov 24 07:44:34 UTC 2008

>Foes of stem cell research now face tough battle
>By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer Kevin Freking, Associated
>Press Writer ­ Sun Nov 23, 12:05 pm ET
>Claudia Castillo who has received the world's first tailor-made
>trachea transplant grown using her own stem cells

This is a terrible example, however; Prof. Paolo 
Macchiarini, M.D. et al used Castillo's own adult 
stem cells, NOT embryonic cells:

"We removed cells and MHC antigens from a human 
donor trachea, which was then readily colonized 
by epithelial cells and mesenchymal 
stem-cell-derived chondrocytes that had been 
cultured from cells taken from the recipient (a 
30-year old woman with end-stage bronchomalacia). 
This graft was then used to replace the recipient's left main bronchus."
  The Lancet, Early On-line Publication, November 19, 2008

Damien Broderick

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