Scientists reprogram adult mouse cells to stem cell-like state

04/17/2008 | Washington Post, The

U.S. scientists were able to make mature B cells -- immune cells that can cling to certain antigens -- revert to an embryonic stem cell-like state without the use of an egg. The findings could lead to the creation of models that can be used in research on autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes, the experts said.

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