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scientists successfully expand bone marrow-derived stem cells in culture | Stowers Institute for Medical ResearchKANSAS CITY, MO—All stem cells—regardless of their source—share the remarkable capability to replenish themselves by undergoing self-renewal.
Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi, director of the centre for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University of Tokyo in Japan and who led the research, said: "Our ultimate goal is to generate human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body.
Melbourne’s strong biotechnology sector attracts eminent researchers from around the world. Annual spending on biotechnology-related research and development in Victoria exceeds A$1 billion, including more than A$630 million of private R&D in 2010, which is more than any other state.