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August 26, 2009
Key Step toward Clinical Testing of Stem Cells Developed from Patients' Skin Cells

DURHAM, N.C., April 30 - Researchers have succeeded in inducing stem cells grown from mouse skin cells to differentiate into functioning cardiovascular and blood cells, according to a study publishing online tomorrow in the journal "Stem Cells."

"Induced Pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are reprogrammed cells obtained by genetic manipulation of normal adult cells that then express capabilities similar to embryonic stem cells," explains Dr. Miodrag Stojković, Co-Editor of "Stem Cells." "That is, iPS cells are theoretically able to differentiate into 220 different cell types. For the first time, scientists from UCLA were able to induce the Differentiation of mouse iPS cells into functional heart cells, smooth muscle cells, and blood cells."

August 26, 2009

JOURNAL “STEM CELLS” PRESENTS 3rd ANNUAL YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD AT INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL SYMPOSIUM

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