Sourcing stem cells from breast milk

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A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us in the face. Five years ago, Dr Foteini Hassiotou was part of a research team, the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia, which discovered that human breast milk contains what appear to be stem cells. These cells can potentially turn into many different types of cells, and offer staggering potential for treating a huge range of human diseases.

View the original article here: Sourcing stem cells from breast milk – Foteini Hassiotou – ABC Science Online

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