Adult Stem Cell Awareness

May 27, 2008

Enzyme Induces Adult Stem Cells to Grow Bone

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 3:53 pm

University of TwenteSo far scientists have had a hard time making human adult stem cells produce bone, but some researchers are closer to solving this problem:

Researchers at the University of Twente have shown that if the enzyme PKA is previously activated in the stem cells in the lab, following implantation this results in substantial bone formation. This opens up new ways of repairing bone tissue using cell material from the patient. The researchers are publishing their work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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