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Diabetes Studies Conflict on Power of Spleen Cells

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1694
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5768.1694

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Three separate attempts, reported on pages 1774, 1775, and 1778 of this issue of Science, have failed to replicate promising results reported 2 years ago, severely weakening the theory that the spleen cradles stem cells with curative powers against mouse diabetes. But some researchers haven't given up on the idea. (Read more.)