Scientists from have generated pluripotent stem cells from horses for the first time (Photo: Haflingermaus)
Equine induced pluripotent cells after staining with an antibody for NANOG (green), a protein that is present only in pluripotent cells (Image: University of Montreal)
For the first time ever, scientists from the University of Montreal and Mount Sinai Hospital have generated pluripotent stem cells from horses. Pluripotency refers to a cell's ability to become any of the various other types of cells found within the body, and the ability to be able to grow such cells in a laboratory setting has great implications for the field of regenerative medicine. Not only does this latest accomplishment potentially mean big things for sick or injured horses, but it could also pave the way for lab-based human stem cell treatments.
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