View Full Version : Scientists Generate “Naïve” Pluripotent Stem Cells from Human Embryo

03-07-2016, 12:47 PM
“Until now it hasn’t been possible to isolate these naïve stem cells, even though we’ve had the technology to do it in mice for thirty years – leading some people to doubt it would be possible,” explains Ge Guo, the study’s first author, “but we’ve managed to extract the cells and grow them individually in culture. Naïve stem cells have many potential applications, from regenerative medicine to modelling human disorders.”


So. Finally something that is not done with mice. The article also states:

"For the first time, scientists from the University of Cambridge have showed that is possible to derive naïve pluripotent stem cells from a human embryo. This is considered one of the most flexible types of stem cell, carrying the potential to develop into all types of human tissue aside from the placenta."

If it does indeed have the potential to develop to all types of tissues. Then that would obviously mean hair aswell? Or is life just ****ing around with us :confused:

It will probably take a while for them to get out on market, but this is promising news anyway. It feels like stem cell research is just going better and better!

03-09-2016, 08:04 AM
I imagine the "human embryo" part is why this won't matter for hair regeneration. They'd probably need to find another source for these things.