Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have recently grown skin tissue from transformed stem cells. Their work demonstrated an advancement from previous efforts to grow skin in that the transplanted stem cells developed as integumentary tissue – the tissue between the outer and inner skin, which holds the functional properties of the skin, including sweat glands and hair follicles.
The research, conducted utilizing an animal model, showed the new skin tissue made the appropriate connections with the surrounding area, and functioned normally. This advancement in directing the differentiation of stem cells will accelerate the development of functioning tissue and organs and help future scientists create organs and tissue from stem cells in the lab for transplantation.
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