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Published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, the paper summarizes the current state of knowledge on nanotechnology with application to stem cell biology. (The term "nanotechnology" refers to the design, construction, generation and use of nanoscale (1-100 nm) structures or materials.)
Stem cells are considered an important potential source for repairing damaged human tissues. Researchers have found that the adhesion, growth, and differentiation of stem cells are likely controlled by their surrounding microenvironment, which contains both chemical and physical cues. These cues include the "nanotopography" of the complex extracellular matrix or architecture that forms a network for human tissues.
In their review paper,
The paper concludes that "understanding [the] interactions of nanomaterials with stem cells may provide knowledge applicable to [the development of improved] cell-scaffold combinations in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine."
Nanotechnology in the regulation of stem cell behavior. Sci Technol Adv Mater Vol. 14 (2013) p. 054401 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1468-6996/14/5/054401 Published
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