The meaning, the sense and the significance: translating the science of mesenchymal stem cells into medicine

@article{Bianco2013TheMT,
  title={The meaning, the sense and the significance: translating the science of mesenchymal stem cells into medicine},
  author={Paolo Bianco and Xu Cao and Paul S Frenette and Jeremy J Mao and Pamela Robey and Paul J. Simmons and Cun-yu Wang},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={35-42}
}
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the focus of intensive efforts worldwide directed not only at elucidating their nature and unique properties but also developing cell-based therapies for a diverse range of diseases. More than three decades have passed since the original formulation of the concept, revolutionary at the time, that multiple connective tissues could emanate from a common progenitor or stem cell retained in the postnatal bone marrow. Despite the many important advances made since… CONTINUE READING
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