Another reason to support stem cell research.
New nerves grown from fat cells
New nerves grown from stem cells taken from a patient's fat could be available by 2011, researchers have said.
They could potentially be used to repair peripheral nerves left severed by surgery or accidents.
"The patients will not be able to tell that they had ever 'lost' [the feeling to] their limb, and will be able to carry on exactly as they did before."