Published in Cancer Weekly, March 1st, 2005
The study, published in the February 2005 issue of Stem Cells, outlines how researchers discovered that the jelly-like connective tissue surrounding the blood vessels of the human umbilical cord, the so-called "Wharton's jelly," is rich in mesenchymal progenitor cells - cells that generate bone, cartilage and other tissues - and can be harvested to generate an abundant supply in a short amount of time. This expandable source of progenitor cells could greatly improve bone...
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