Dormant Stem Cells For Emergencies

Friday, December 5, 2008 - 11:22 in Health & Medicine

A small group of stem cells in the bone marrow remains dormant almost throughout life. Only in case of injury or blood loss do they awaken and become active. Then they start dividing immediately to make up for the loss of blood cells. The possibility of specifically waking up these dormant stem cells opens up new prospects for cancer treatment.

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