Scientist Develop Stem Cells Using New Technique

Scientist Develop Stem Cells Using New Technique

Scientists have managed to create human embryonic stem cells cultured under chemically controlled conditions. These have been created without using animal proteins. This can prove the way for growing large quantities of stem cells to treat various diseases.

The new method has been developed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm. The center is one of the leading neuroscience research centers in Europe. The latest study has been published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Experts point that these stem cells can be changed into any other cell type in the human body. These can be used in treating various problems where sick cells need to be replaced.

But the biggest problem is that it is very difficult to culture and develop human embryonic stem cells without simultaneously contaminating them. These cells are mainly cultured from proteins taken from animals.

Another way to develop these stem cells is to culture these cells from other human cells which are known as feeder cells. The problem is that these cells also release thousands of uncontrolled proteins.

In the latest research study done by scientists at Karolinska Institutet, cells were developed on a matrix from of a single human protein: laminin-511.

Health experts are very excited with the latest research and feel that it will help a lot of patients who need new cells to overcome their problems.