March 29, 2005

Hair Follicle Stem Cells

Researchers in the United States, where stem cell research is strictly regulated by the federal goverment due to religious pressure, have discovered that stem cells from hair follicles can grow various tissues. The hope would be that these adult stem cells could provide many of the benefits that are known to be possible from embryonic stem cells. However, further research needs to be done to determine what differences there are between the adult and embryonic stem cells.

The linked article happens to be from a UK publication: The Guardian. Specific mention is made to the more liberal attitude the UK has taken towards stem cell research, in hopes of growing an economic sector based on stem cell research. No doubt, this attitude could also mean the UK will become a leading nation of medicine.

Posted by josuah at March 29, 2005 5:34 PM UTC+00:00

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