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New source for STEM CELLS -- for important research.

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    Since the right wing has effectively shut down most important research, that could help many disabilities, or cure diseases, because the GOP openly objects to any stem cell research
    which is often obtained from "fetuses."   NOW we potentially have a New Source for "stem cells."

    In August 2008, it was revealed that scientists in Japan were able to successfully harvest stem cells from wisdom teeth.  This discovery is of great clinical importance, as wisdom tooth extractions are a relatively common type of oral surgery. Patients who have their wisdom teeth removed are currently able to opt to have stem cells from those teeth isolated and saved, in case they should ever need the cells.  [one potential use is to restore breast tissue after removal of a cancerous tumor]. Many others are being discovered.