Published March 20, 2017
StemCell Therapy reported on UB research, led by UB chemical and biological engineering professor Stelios T. Andreadis, which found adult skin cells can be converted into stem cells without genetic modification.
"In medical applications this has tremendous potential because you can always get a skin biopsy," said Andreadis, professor and chair of the department of chemical and biological engineering. "We can grow the cells to large numbers and reprogram them, without genetic modification. So, autologous cells derived from the patient can be used to treat devastating neurogenic diseases that are currently hampered by the lack of easily accessible cell sources."
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