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Recipe for Large Numbers of Stem Cells Requires Only One Ingredient, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study


4/18/2013 7:43:16 AM

Stem cells and tissue-specific cells can be grown in abundance from mature mammalian cells simply by blocking a certain membrane protein, according to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their experiments, reported today in Scientific Reports, also show that the process doesn't require other kinds of cells or agents to artificially support cell growth and doesn't activate cancer genes.

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