Scientists find cells with stem cell properties in human skin

03/12/2014 | (New Zealand)

Researchers from the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery in New Zealand have found mesenchymal progenitor cells in the dermis that can turn into fat cells. The cells could have the potential for use in treatments for skin diseases and wounds. "Every time you find new cells with stem cell-like properties, you know you're onto something that could have major implications," researcher Rod Dunbar said.

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