Researchers grow blood vessels from personalized stem cells

11/30/2012 | BBC

British researchers succeeded in developing personalized stem cells from a patient's own blood. The method involved identifying a type of repair cell in the blood and then converting these cells into stem cells. In this study, published in the journal Stem Cells: Translational Medicine, the cells were then used to grow blood vessels. Researchers said the next step is to develop the cells into clinical-grade cells.

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