25
July
2018
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16:22
Europe/Amsterdam

NUS research: Squeezing mature cells to become stem cells

A study led by Prof G.V. Shivashankar, Deputy Director at the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, showed, for the first time, that by confining mature cells such as fibroblast cells to a tight space, the cells naturally turned into blank-slate stem cells that can be rejuvenated into any cell in the body. The breakthrough findings will usher in a new generation of stem cell technologies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.