Stem cell breakthrough may help repair bones and organs

A new method of producing adult stem cells may have the potential to repair bones and organs.

Researchers used a small molecule to induce stem cells over a 10 day period to produce mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs exist in bone marrow, but only in small amounts, meaning that harvesting the cells is difficult. Growing MSCs in a laboratory setting may have the capability to repair bone.

Researchers were able to use the same method to produce pluripotent cells, which have the potential to repair organs.

Read more at The University of Queensland