Bacteria could pave way for beating ‘incurable’ diseases

Bacteria could pave way for beating ‘incurable’ diseases
 

A PREVIOUSLY unknown property of bacteria could pave the way for breakthrough stem-cell treatments, Scottish scientists have discovered.
Researchers at Edinburgh University have found the bugs are able to change the make-up of nerve cells so they take on the properties of stem cells.
It is the first time scientists have been able to confirm that the bacteria found in natural infections could be used in research into better treatments for a range of diseases, including meningitis and leprosy.
Dr Rob Buckle, head of 
regenerative medicine at the university’s Medical Research Council, said:... read more

 
17 January 2013 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Scotsman
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