Limits of stem-cell therapies

The effectiveness of human therapies derived from embryonic stem cells could be limited, according to US research.

The researchers found that injecting human embryonic stem cells into mice triggered the immune system to attack the stem cells rather than accept them (PNAS Online 2008). Pictured is a coloured scanning electron micrograph of human embryonic stem cells.

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