9/17/2010

Japanese researchers said they were able to create induced pluripotent stem cells from human gum tissue. The iPS cells were able to turn into various cells, such as nerve, cartilage and bowel, when implanted in a mouse. "Because the method does not harm patients and can lead to the reuse of tissues, it is likely that gum tissue can be widely used as a resource for producing iPS cells," the lead researcher said.

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