Harnessing the power of cells as a therapy could transform medicine as we know it.
By exposing the cells to conditions that cause them to respond in a certain way—for instance growing them in hypoxic conditions to “turn on” their proangiogenic properties prior to injection—scientists can optimize the cell biology prior to delivery and possibly significantly increase the cell potency and efficacy vis-à-vis ischemic indications.
- Scientists ID protein that regulates cellular trafficking, potential for anti-cancer therapy (phys.org)
- USC researcher reveals how to better master stem cells’ fate (esciencenews.com)
- Grafted cells acquire fingerprint’ of new location (universityofcalifornia.edu)