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.

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