09 October 2008

Ball-busting may now actually have a purpose!

New research suggests that there may be stem cells available in many unexpected places in the adult body- such as testicles. While they are not quite as much of a "blank slate" as embryonic stem cells, the pluripotent cells were shown to mature into connective tissue, muscle, and (most importantly) nerve cells. These cells are available in all males, can be harvested without adverse effects and can be autografted- without risk of rejection. Other areas under research are amniotic fluid, maternal blood, and even skin.

1 comment:

Gunnery Sergeant Chimichanga said...

Yet another reason why testicles are handy to have.