The Massachusetts-based Minerva Biotechnologies announced on 10/4 the discovery that the protein MUC1* functions as a growth receptor on human embryonic stem cells that can stimulate cellular differentiation, produce all the different cell types of an organism without producing a complete organism, and prevent spontaneous differentiation. The study that led to this conclusion was done in conjunction with UCSB researchers.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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