Stem cells without the risk of cancer is a new achievement of scientists
Scientists of the Hong Kong University have presented a device that can reduce the risk of carcinogenesis during the cultivation of neural stem cells. This can significantly advance the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, Xinhua reports.
It's not a secret that stem cells can transform into any body cells, including neurons. However, there is a possibility of their degeneration into cancer cells. In the process of cultivation, a large number of growth factors causing the growth of cancer cells are used
The new device has a dedicated layer for the cells multiplication and differentiation. Due to this layer, it is possible to abandon the use of growth factors. By "massaging", the layer physically stimulates the cells. The method can be compared with acupuncture.