Cells found in menstrual blood made to act like stem cells

Researchers in Japan have managed to repair hearts in rats using human menstrual blood. The healing cells in question are not stem cells, but they can function very much like them, and with an alleged success rate 100 times higher than stem cells from human bone marrow. Read the fully story here.

Looks like we have another more successful (and less ethically questionable) alternative to embryonic stem cells!

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