This is an interesting article via Lunatic Laboratories about the use of our own stem cells to treat in this case Muscular Dystrophy a degenerative muscle disease.
Similar research is being done for Myasthenia Gravis with great success.
Are stem cell transplants our future?
Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose their transplantation efficiency when cultured in vitro.