November 11, 2006

Embryonic Stem Cells Anti-Cancer Surprise

Embryonic stem cells, the controversial and versatile cells that seem able to do just about anything, have now expanded their repertoire into cancer prevention. A vaccine made from these cells shields mice against developing lung cancer under conditions thought to mimic the effects of smoking.

Will this turn into a human treatment for lung cancer someday?

Who can tell at this point? That’s what research is for. And currently, the federal government would rather throw embryos in the trash bin rather than fund research on human applications.

Posted by James at November 11, 2006 11:55 AM
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