Results about: regenerative medicine
The study, led by IRB Barcelona and published in Nature Communications will help research into regenerative medicine and potentially also help understand neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Scientists at IRB Barcelona and CSIC reveal that the combination of two molecular signals determines which cells that have already differentiated can regain their stem cell properties.
Their studies on fruit flies allow for advancements in the field of regenerative medicine and a better understanding of processes involved in cancer.
The study, performed with fruit flies, describes a gene that determines whether a specialized cell conserves the capacity to become a stem cell again.
Unveiling the genetic traits that favour the retention of stem cell properties is crucial for regenerative medicine.
Published in Cell Reports, the article is the fruit of collaboration between researchers at IRB Barcelona and CSIC.