A recent study from the Republic of Korea reinforces the knowledge of dental pulp stem cells as a viable source of stem cells for use in many forms of regenerative therapies. Upon isolating a population of mesenchymal stem cells from the dental pulp of third molars, the research team identified pluripotent characteristics in the stem cells as they relate to the extremely important indicators of cell viability such as telomere length, telomerase activity, and reverse transcriptase activity.
Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, one of StemSave's Scientific Advisers, has just been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer, for her work with bioreactor systems and modeling approaches for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She joins only 2,500 engineers around the world.
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