Stem cells in breast milk

I have just caught up with my stem cell reading (due to my looming 1st year phd review deadline) – caught this on the NZBio website and then on Scoop – http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0802/S00016.htm

Recently scientists have discovered the presence of stem cells within breast milk and within 5 years we shall be able to culture and use them for developing therapeutics according to the article. In addition or cord blood, this is another way to ethically extract stem cells for research and treatments as contrasted to embryonic sources. The researchers responsible for this mention that milk provides and additional role other than nutrition, one of developmental guidance.

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