Here’s a video featuring Scotland’s Dr. Colin McGuckin, who has been doing research on cord blood stem cells. Dr. McGuckin has worked with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and NASA to produce embryonic-like stem cells from umbilical cord blood cells. His lab has gone on to stimulate those embryonic-like stem cells – that no one had to die for – into functional liver cells, masses of liver cells and pancreatic cells that produce insulin and the other hormones vital to the regulation of diabetes.
The video is part of a collection on YouTube, by “Stem cells that work.” Visit the YouTube page with great collection of videos about stem cells, including the excellent 50 minute “Google” video, “Everything you wanted to know about stem cells.”
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