‘Breakthrough’ could help treat degenerative disease

19.07.2012                      29.Tammus. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

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‘Breakthrough’ could help treat degenerative disease

Hebrew U. researchers identify mechanism to transform embryonic stem cell into any human cell.

The most amazing property of embryonic stem cells is their capability of renewing themselves an infinite number of times and differentiating into every type of mature cell in the body – meaning they have the potential of serving as the “factory” for producing healthy tissues to replace sick ones. But until now, scientists did not know the secret behind this pluripotency, which if revealed could eventually lead to their use to implant healthy new cells into humans suffering from degenerative diseases – from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease to diabetes….