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Scientists find small molecule cocktail to improve stem cell use in research, medicine

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Timothy Guardado
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(NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)) The potential uses of human pluripotent stem cells in medicine are hampered by the stress of growing in a cell culture dish, which can damage their DNA and lead to cell death. NCATS researchers have devised a small-molecule cocktail that can protect stem cells from stress. They suggest that the cocktail could enhance the potential uses of stem cells, ranging from treating diseases and conditions like Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury to genome editing.
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