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Scientists Uncover How Changes in Metabolism of Embryonic Stem Cells Can Help Engineer New Blood Vessels

June 27, 2016

(News Medical) – Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have uncovered how changes in metabolism of human embryonic stem cells help coax them to mature into specific cell types — and may improve their function in engineered organs or tissues. “Pluripotent stem cells grow very quickly, and so they need to churn out large quantities of cellular building blocks to fuel their growth – proteins, lipids, sugars and other essential molecules,” says Dr. Jalees Rehman, who led the study, published in the journal Cell Reports.

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