Published in Blood Weekly, July 17th, 2003
"To isolate high-quality human postnatal stem cells from accessible resources is an important goal for stem cell research," noted scientists working at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland.
In their study, M. Miura and colleagues "found that exfoliated human deciduous tooth contains multipotent stem cells [stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED)]."
"SHED were identified to be a population of highly proliferative, clonogenic cells capable of differentiating into a variety of cell types...
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