Life after death - getting stem cells from cadavers

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    <!--intro-->At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, scientists discussed the successful <a HREF="http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/stemcells_cadavers001106.html">extraction of stem cells from the brains of recently deceased individuals</a>. These stem cells are highly generalized cells that can be <a HREF="http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/stemcells000815.html">coaxed into becoming neurons</a>. The cells were successfully extracted up to three days after death. Stem cell researchers hope to find a cure for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.<!--/intro-->
     

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