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Mar 24, 2020

Old human cells rejuvenated with stem cell technology, research finds

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Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The researchers also found that elderly mice regained youthful strength after their existing muscle stem were subjected to the rejuvenating treatment and transplanted back into their bodies.

The proteins, known as Yamanaka factors, are commonly used to transform an into what are known as induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. Induced can become nearly any type of cell in the body, regardless of the cell from which they originated. They’ve become important in regenerative medicine and drug discovery.

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