Seaweed transformed into stem cell technology

Date: 1/2/2008

Engineers at Rensslelaer Polytechnic Institute USA have transformed a polymer found in common brown seaweed into a device that can support the growth and release of stem cells at the site of a bodily injury or at the source of disease. It is hoped the technology will develop to allow medical therapies to do operations such as releasing healthy bone stem cells right at the site of a broken bone or releasing neural stem cells into the brain where cells have been killed by diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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