Technology & Health

A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cells

Technology and Health

A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cells

Insulin was found to be a new factor that is important for the identity of pluripotent stem cells, cells able to make all the cells in the body. A new study conducted at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen reveals that insulin acts in unexpected ways to stabalise stem cells in the laboratory and on embryos cultured in a dish.

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