Can you just see the red cross bus collecting this

Menstrual blood tapped as source of stem cells

While the excitement continues to swirl around the recent breakthrough of converting skin cells to stem cells, other researchers are quietly pursuing a new type of stem cell discovered in menstrual blood.

These menstrual stem cells could offer several advantages. They come from a source that’s easy to obtain from women, they could be used to treat patients without the fear of tissue rejection, and they avoid the ethical questions associated with embryonic stem cells.

Researchers from Medistem, a biotechnology firm in Tempe, Ariz., reported the discovery of the new stem cells, dubbed endometrial regenerative cells, in this month’s Journal of Translational Medicine. Plans are already under way to investigate whether they can be medically useful.

A real can of worms indeed.

I could expound upon the real motivation behind this, but it’s wise not to. I’ll conclude with while the ‘ends’ listed appear as ‘worthy’ outcomes, it’s the causes of the problems NOT listed that are the problem in the first place.