Stem Cells extracted at birth pioneer new methods for treating ailments

Stem Cells extracted at birth pioneer new methods for treating ailments

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
CAPACITIES: Infrastructures

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Support to existing research infrastructures

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2000-2005

Weak Signal's description 
Stem cells extracted from teeth at birth are being stored for future treatment of disease and ailments. At present this is an expensive treatment, but could become affordable to all in the future, dramatically reducing the numbers of sick patients.