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In what may be the most impressive news of the week, scientists have reported that they have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the brain of aging mice, improving the regeneration of injured or diseased areas.

All our body's cells are stem cells that have divided to turn into specific tissue cells. However, as they age, stem cells go into a permanent state of inactivity, losing their ability to proliferate.

In order to study these aged stem cells, scientists from Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) had to model them. But achieving this was no easy feat and required a novel approach.

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Category: Science