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You've seen the debate over embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and umbilical stem cells, but are you ready for this?

Men have a source of potentially life-saving stem cells between their legs.

Besides containing one of the best lede sentences I've ever read, the article reveals that researchers have found the testicles to be a source for stem cells that can be coaxed into blood cells, muscle cells, and even brain cells.  

One day, they say, male patients may be able to turn to their own testicles as a source of stem cells to repair an ailing heart or kidney or to fix the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.

Rarely has any medical breaththrough offered so many potential benefits to the population, while also providing such bounty to late night commedians.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 04:44 AM PDT.

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