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Justus, Jasmine's brother, is also a science whiz! He's working on groundbreaking stem cell research at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Through his work, Justus says he has found a treatment using umbilical cord blood stem cells that can be administered to stroke victims to "reduce the inflammation and put the organs back to its original state." "Hopefully with my results, human umbilical cord blood stem cells can be used as a treatment for [human] stroke victims," Justus says.

Minnie and Justus Sr. are the proud parents of Jasmine and Justus. They say education was always a top priority for their children. "When they were young, we noticed that they really liked science and math, so we actually fed it to them," says Justus Sr. "We'd take them to science museums—we gave them exposure to different environments—and this is the result we have now."
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FROM: Little Geniuses
Published on April 25, 2006

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