How do stem cells promote neuronal growth in tissue regeneration and cancer progression?

Written by Sharon Salt, Senior Editor

Nerves are a fundamental aspect for regulating the physiological and regenerative processes that involve stem cells. However, little is known about how stem cells promote neuronal growth in regenerating tissues and in cancer progression. A team of scientists, led by Thimios Mitsdiadis (University of Zurich, Switzerland), have recently published two studies that elucidate how stem cells can promote neuronal growth in both of these circumstances. Neurotrophic effects of dental pulp stem cells and bone marrow stem cells In their first study, which has been published in The FASEB Journal, the investigators compared the neurotrophic effects of human dental pulp stem...

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