hidden
hidden

Scientists Create Stem Cell Breakthrough

Scientists have helped to develop molecular tools that can transform stem cells into other forms of tissue. The groundbreaking research will be used in drug development programs and could also help reduce the number of animals used in research. Stem cells are a special type of cell that has the ability to renew other cells in the body. Stem cell scientists are discovering ways to re-program these stem cells to become different tissue types of the body. The collaborative team of scientists from Durham University's Stockton campus and the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI) has developed two synthetic molecules to coax stem cells to transform into other forms of tissue.

Scientists have helped to develop molecular tools that can transform stem cells into other forms of tissue. The groundbreaking research will be used in drug development programs and could also help reduce the number of animals used in research. Stem cells are a special type of cell that has the ability to renew other cells in the body. Stem cell scientists are discovering ways to re-program these stem cells to become different tissue types of the body. The collaborative team of scientists from Durham University's Stockton campus and the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI) has developed two synthetic molecules to coax stem cells to transform into other forms of tissue.

View Full Story