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Stem Cells Derived from Rats is Crucial Step Forward in Research

In the past, stem cell researchers have understood the importance of utilizing rats in their studies of stem cell therapy, but thus far been unable to successfully derive stem cells from these mammals. Scientists and researchers at the University of Southern California have finally been able to derive and preserve the basic embryonic stem cells of rats. This is significant as rats show more psychological similarities to humans than mice. With this new stem cell research, scientists across the country have taken a profound step forward in the search to discover and test cures for destructive human diseases.

In the past, stem cell researchers have understood the importance of utilizing rats in their studies of stem cell therapy, but thus far been unable to successfully derive stem cells from these mammals. Scientists and researchers at the University of Southern California have finally been able to derive and preserve the basic embryonic stem cells of rats.  This is significant as rats show more psychological similarities to humans than mice. With this new stem cell research, scientists across the country have taken a profound step forward in the search to discover and test cures for destructive human diseases.

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