Antibody-Created Stem Cells May Have Superior Properties
September 13, 2017
(The San Diego Union-Tribune) – A new way to make a promising kind of stem cell has been developed by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, an advance that might eventually improve the quality of these cells. Scientists led by Kristin Baldwin have found that certain antibodies can revert adult mouse cells to an embryonic-like state, capable of becoming nearly any cell in the body. The antibodies latch onto the cell surface, sending signals inside that regress them to the embryonic stage.