Researchers are zeroing in on a long-sought goal of human healing: organs that can regenerate themselves from within
By Elizabeth Svoboda
Posted 06.01.2006 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
Although doctors may someday heal weakened body parts by infusing them with stem cells that develop into specialized tissues, coaxing the body´s own cells to become self-repairing would be an even bigger biological coup. What if we could simply prompt damaged organs to repair themselves?
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