One kind of stem cell, those referred to as ‘facultative’, form part—together with other cells—of tissues and organs. There is apparently nothing that differentiates these cells from the others.
News & Media mentions
Scientia Crastina is a platform aimed at early career scientists for the
discussion of academic communication and the dissemination of science.
Diario Médico reports on a study by Ernest Giralt’s lab (two pages) published in the Journal of Controlled Release on the design of a peptide capable of eliminating tumour cells.
The magazine Quo has published an article by Cristina Sáez on the breakthroughs and future treatments for cancer.
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Joan J. Guinovart
«We are at an unprecedented position in history to bring about change in the way we deal with human health and disease.»
John H. J. Petrini
Memorial Sloan-Ketterin Center
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Group: Colorectal cancer laboratory
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