Non-intrusive way of generating large quantities of stem cells
The technology helps to produce large quantities of stem cells in a short time from a small amount of blood.
Produced stem cells can generate and replace damaged cells within blood vessels.
The treatment could prevent a range of vascular-related complications in people with diabetes.
Endothelial Specific Molecule 1 (ESM1) is a particular gene in the stem cells.
Activated ESM1 could enhance the production and function of newly generating endothelial cells.
Discovery by researchers at Queen's University Belfast and King's College London.
The preclinical study was published in Stem Cells.
Mentioned in this article:
Andriana Margariti - Senior Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast.
Queen's University Belfast (QUB) - Public Research university.
Stem Cells - Scientific journal providing information from all aspects of stem cell biology.