What makes stem cells into perfect allrounders

Just a few days old embryonic cell clusters: with functional Pramel7 (left), without the protein (right) – the development of the stem cells remains stuck and the embyos die. (Image: Paolo Cinelli, USZ)
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Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered the protein that enables natural embryonic stem cells to form all body cells. In the case of embryonic stem cells maintained in cell cultures, this allrounder potential is limited. Scientists want to use this knowledge to treat large bone fractures with stem cells.

UZH Media release