Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New Brain Cells for Mice

Researchers have apparently found a way to promote the growth of new neural stem cells in mice brains. Widespread use of this treatment could change politics as we know it.

All jokes aside, there is one part of the article I find somewhat frustrating. One of the quotes they almost immediately pull from the lead researcher of the project is something about not giving up on embryonic stem cell research. Why is it that everytime there's some success involving adult stem cells, it has to be accompanied by reminders of the glorious potential for embryonic stem cells?

I'm not discounting that potential, but criminy, why does this have to be so political?

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