"What's interesting about this latest study is that the stem cells calmed the intestinal inflammation, healed and reversed damage done to the gut far better than bone marrow stem cells (used in a rate control group), and in an unexpected way. After being injected, the cells travelled to the tiny villi that line the intestinal walls and absorb nutrients, where it then released an unknown substance that triggered progenitor cells to calm the inflammation and instigate tissue and villi regrowth. The team is unsure exactly how it released a growth factor to kick the progenitor cells into action, but it's hoping further studies could clear this up -- that knowledge could then be used to develop drugs that replicate the same action."


Note also the following post about #3dprinting of stem cells: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112564607617850290297/posts/Hi5jN1TtB8Z

Note this post about rejuvenating the blood in mice via stem cells: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112564607617850290297/posts/9v9m5ynxsYk

Finally note this post about creating organs from scratch via stem cells: https://plus.google.com/112564607617850290297/posts/Gk8WzFvi46a
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