[Paleopsych] Biolaser Lights Up Stem Cells

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Sat Apr 2 03:21:25 UTC 2005

Scientists have developed a laser that could illuminate stem cells in 
greater detail than ever, revealing the important steps they take to become 
neuron, heart or other types of cells.
Stem cells are unformed, and have the ability to become many cells in the 
human body, which is why scientists believe they could lead to powerful 
therapies. But the steps stem cells take to establish various identities 
are poorly understood. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories 
<http://www.sandia.gov> in New Mexico say their "biocavity laser 
<http://www.sandia.gov/1100/biocav.htm>" could elucidate those processes.

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