Dormant Stem Cells For Emergencies, Ecole Polytechnique Federale and Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research (LICR) Study
Published: Dec 05, 2008
ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2008) — Many specialized cells, such as in the skin, intestinal mucosa or blood, have a lifespan of only a few days. For these tissues to function, a steady replenishment of specialized cells is indispensable. This is the task of so-called "adult" stem cells also known as tissue stem cells.