Aiding the understanding of how stem cells can be used to treat disease and injury, researchers at Edinburgh University have made new discoveries about stem cells.
Previously thought to operate like an on/off switch for duplication, the findings focus on the nanog stem cell.
But the cells actually control the efficiency with which stem cells duplicate according to findings by scientists at Edinburgh University. Nanog operates like a dimmer switch.
For use in medicine, the findings give scientists greater control over stem cell behavior.