Can stem cells in nails 'guide' other body parts to re-grow?

November 24, 2014 6:05 PM

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Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stem cells in nails, which can perform dual roles, normally grow both skin and nails, but can focus solely on nail repair when a nail is lost or injured.

The researchers at the University of Southern California have identified a new population of nail stem cells, which have the ability to either self-renew or undergo specialization or differentiation into multiple tissues.

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