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Stem Cells

Some parts of the body repair themselves. Skin, for instance. Bone, even the liver.

Heart muscle does not.

Cracking The Code To Create Special Blood-Forming Cells

Feb 24, 2013
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In the near future, scientists may be able to reproduce blood-forming stem cells in a laboratory. That could save the lives of thousands of people suffering from diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. The Dallas doctor who's brought us closer to this reality published the breakthrough in stem cell research in the national science journal Nature.

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The Texas Medical Board has approved new rules on experimental stem cell therapies such as the one Gov. Rick Perry underwent during back surgery last year.

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Texas wildlife officials have closed one of the state's five fish hatcheries because of lack of water from the ongoing drought.