FEB 10, 2016 10:46 AM PST

Manufacturing Stem Cells From Ordinary Cells


Stem cells are miraculous. They can be used to grow new organs, regenerate bone and even cure disease. To be effective though, thousands are needed. For a person who needs an organ transplant or has cancer, they can only use their own stem cells and they need a lot.

Researchers in France have devised a way to get stem cells from the regular cells that our bodies hold. Using a 3D gel, skin cells are grown, but the gel exerts pressure that after a while results in ordinary cells bein converted to stem cells. Check out this video on how they did it and what it could mean.
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