February 23, 2024

Hair stem cells can morph into nerve cells

Adult stem cells in hair follicles can morph into neuron and other cells associated with neurons, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team headed by Yasuyuki Amoh, of AntiCancer Inc, isolated stem cells from the whiskers of mice and found that they could change into neurons, astrocyltes and oligodendrocytres. They also believe that they can form skin and muscle cells. Their research, say the scientists raises possibilities of therapeutic applications”.