January 23, 2012

Adult Stem Cells Build a Better Rat Penis

Gisela Telis, Science Now

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Men in need of penis reconstruction could soon enjoy the benefits of a special ingredient: stem cells. A new study in rats shows that lacing a penis graft with adult stem cells yields better healing and sexual function than using the graft alone. The finding may point the way to improved treatments for a variety of human penile impairments.

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TAGGED: Rats, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Adult Stem Cells, Penis


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