Easter Baskets are always full of wonderful treats and treasures. I well remember having an egg of Silly Putty nestled in among the candies. Did you know there are more uses for Silly Putty than just picking up newsprint and bouncing it?

It can grow Stem Cells!

Wow! Silly Putty is a Serious Putty.

A team at the University of Michigan, under Dr. Jianping Fu, has found a that an element in Silly Putty can actually speed the growth of Spinal cord cells by 10 times. This will help in therapies for those fighting Alzheimer's and Huntington Disease.

Now that really is a serious putty! Science is really cool!