Stem Cells Raining Down From the Sky

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Japanese Scientists Find a New Way to Create Stem Cells

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Now a study shows that shocking blood cells with acid could also trigger the transformation into stem cells - this time termed STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) cells.

Dr Haruko Obokata, from the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology in Japan, said she was "really surprised" that cells could respond to their environment in this way.
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Know Where You Came From

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This Is Good, Because I Need a New One

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3D Printing Stem Cells

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A team at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland has developed a method for 3D-printing clusters of human embryonic stem cells in a variety of sizes.