A very nice entry from the Stem Cell Blog. Danish stem cell scientists have had unparalleled success generating insulin-producing cells from stem cells if they grow them in a three-dimensional culture. Check it out. You will be glad you did.
Scientists have reported improved results for creating insulin-producing cells within a 3 dimensional environment, as opposed to the standard 2 dimension within a Petri dish. By creating an environment that mimics the inside of an embryo, scientists are able to use this new knowledge to improve diabetes treatment and stem cell treatments for chronic diseases of internal organs.
Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells. In the long-term this new knowledge can improve diabetes treatment with cell therapy. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.
Stem cells are responsible for tissue growth and tissue repair after injury. Therefore, the discovery that these vital cells grow better in a three-dimensional environment is important for the future treatment of disease with stem cell therapy. “We can see that…
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