Embryonic Stem Cells Created From Adult Sperm Cells

October 9, 2008

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a way to take adult sperm cells, and turn them into embryonic stem cells.........Washington (ChattahBox) – Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a way to take adult sperm cells, and turn them into embryonic stem cells.

This research was led by Thomas Skutella and colleagues at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

Embryonic stem cells are unique in that they can change into cells such as heart cells, and can greatly help the body.

The cells in question here are testicular cells known as spermatogonial cells.

They are adult stem ce lls which supply sperm to the body.

Researchers have discovered a way to take these cells, and make them mimic embroynic stem cells.

This may lead to a whole new way to supply embryonic stem cells.

The report has been published in the journal Nature.


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