Live Mice Replace Petri Dishes for Stem Cell Creation


Sep 19, 2013

Researchers have reprogrammed adult mouse cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, without the need for a stay in a Petri dish.

The finding has the potential to accelerate efforts to develop regenerative therapies by avoiding the need to grow cells outside the body and then grafting them back in place. Researchers have hopes of regenerating heart and insulin-producing pancreatic cells using the method. Read more