Dr. Joshua Hare, who heads the new stem cell institute at the University of Miami, says that stem cells could have as big an impact on human health as antibiotics had in the 20th century. "Diseases like heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, liver failure--we will be able to transition them into things you live with," says the researcher.
One of Hare's projects involved harvesting adult stem, multiplying them and then injecting them into a damaged heart, working on the theory that they would develop into new heart tissue that could heal the damage. And he now has the FDA's OK to experiment with new ways to introduce stem cells.
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