Monday, November 24, 2008


For the first time, researchers have cultivated embryonic stem cells to form not just individual brain cells but actual brain tissue! In the long term, this could help repair the damage to stroke victims and Alzheimer’s patients. In the short term, it could help test drugs for their effect on human brain tissue in a laboratory environment rather than human testing.

The research, of course, did not take place in the United States. It was in Japan. And it was government-funded. Is it Jan. 20 yet?

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