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Scientists Solve Problem of Stem Cell Fragility

Scientists working with the Scripps Research Institute say they have solved the problem of stem cell fragility, a major hurdle that has long-hindered the progress of stem cell research.

During the culture process, stem cells frequently die unless scientists take very meticulous, labor-intensive steps to keep them alive.  By introducing two compounds called Thiazovivin and Pyrintegrin, the cells are protected, increasing their survival rate significantly. Continue reading