Published in Health and Medicine Week, August 22nd, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "Tissue engineering has made considerable progress in the past decade, but advances have stopped short of clinical application for most tissues. We postulated that an obstacle in engineering human tissues is the limited replicative capacity of adult somatic cells."
"To test this hypothesis," said M. Poh and colleagues at Duke University, "the effectiveness of telomerase expression to extend cellular lifespan was assessed in a model of human vascular tissue engineering."
"Telomerase expression in vascular cells isolated from...
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