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Scientists Gain New Understanding of Adult Stem Cell Regulation

August 1, 2007

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Scientists from the Forsyth Institute in Boston, Mass., have discovered an important mechanism for controlling the behavior of adult stem cells.  Through research with the flatworm, planaria, scientists discovered that the transfer of proteins through gap-junctions (microscopic tunnels directing linking neighboring cells) serve as regulators of adult stem cells in injury repair.  Full Story

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