Dec. 14, 2006 — Scientists may have found a way to make embryonic stem cells from unfertilized eggs — at slightest in mice.
Lab tests show that it’s possible to coax unfertilized eggs from female mice into “embryonic” stem cells, and to transplant those stem cells back into mice.
Those findings come from analysts counting George Daley, MD, PhD. Daley works at Children’s Clinic Boston, the Dana-Farber Cancer Established in Boston, Harvard Restorative School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard Stem Cell Founded.
“This procedure, in case proven viable in humans, offers an proficient way of creating customized stem cells lines from ladies,” Daley says in a Children’s Clinic Boston news release.
The ponder shows up online within the “SciencExpress” version of Science.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are cells with the potential to create into other kinds of cells. Embryonic stem cells may create into more types of cells than adult stem cells.
Daley and colleagues took unfertilized eggs from the ovaries of female mice.
In a series of lab tests, the researchers bumped the eggs to create into embryonic stem cells — even though the eggs had never been fertilized — through a process called parthenogenesis.
When the researchers injected those stem cells back into mice, the mice’s safe frameworks acknowledged the stem cells.
It’s not however clear on the off chance that the strategy is safe for humans.
“Right presently this strategy is useful for basic research, but we are confident that parthenogenetic cells might prove useful for therapies,” Daley says.
“Be that as it may, we’ll have to demonstrate the security and durability of cells determined from parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells before we may envision any clinical utilize,” he says.