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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Why isn't this getting more attention?

Scientists in England have created a miniature liver using NON-embryonic stem cells.

Described as a 'Eureka moment' by the Newcastle University researchers, the tissue was created from blood taken from babies' umbilical cords just a few minutes after birth.

As it stands, the mini organ can be used to test new drugs, preventing disasters such as the recent 'Elephant Man' drug trial. Using lab-grown liver tissue would also reduce the number of animal experiments.

Within five years, pieces of artificial tissue could be used to repair livers damaged by injury, disease, alcohol abuse and paracetamol overdose.

Could it be because the Left's use of embryonic stem cells is a political move designed to gain them power in the government, and anything that distracts from that goal needs to be shunted aside?

Nah, couldn't be.

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