Embryonic stem cells are non-organ creators, according to a new Canadian study
According to the website of McMaster University in Hamilton city, reported on July 7, according to a study by a Canadian institutes of health of the school hall and Canada's chief scientist, Ontario research innovation projects jointly funded a new study suggests that embryonic stem cells, unlike before people suggest is the so-called chameleon organ creator. Researchers find that these so-called mother cells are not all the same. Each type of stem cell is programmed to make a particular type of tissue, such as blood or neurons. There is no white chameleon that can do everything. What you'll find is a series of chameleons, some red, some green, some yellow, each with a very specific purpose. The newly discovered habits of each embryonic cell that makes up a particular part of the body could have fundamental implications for attempts to create replacement tissues and transplant organs. Now that researchers have been able to transform adult skin cells into embryonic-like cells, creating replacement organs from patients' own tissues has become a major focus of transplant research. These efforts have focused on taking reprogrammed cells, or induced pluripotent stem cells, and luring them with growth factors and other proteins to grow into the required tissue. These replacement tissues do not carry the risk of rejection that often accompanies donor tissue because they come from the patient's own cells.
The study was published July 7 in the journal Cell Stem.
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