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Penn Researchers Show Stem Cell Fate Depends on "Grip"


March 28, 2013

image of a 3D Traction Force Microscopy A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has generated new insight on how a stem cell's environment influences what type of cell a stem cell will become. The researchers have shown that whether human mesenchymal stem cells turn into fat or bone cells depends partially on how well they can "grip" the material they are growing in. Full Story

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