We have some really interesting news out of OHSU’s primate center today that I believe will get some national attention.
Researchers who are studying the use of stem cells for treating diseases like Parkinson’s have made some significant findings that help explain what stem cells can do and what they cannot.
The result of the research also happens to be a worldwide first – the first chimera monkeys (monkeys from a combination of embryonic stem cells) ever born. You can see two of them above – Roku and Hex.
OHSU researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov explains the science.
9 A.M. UPDATE - Initial news coverage:
12:48 P.M. UPDATE – Coverage continues to come in:
Update: Friday 9:11 am – More of the coverage so far after the break.