Mechanical properties of stem cells can foretell what they will become

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To become better healers, tissue engineering need a timely and reliable way to obtain enough raw materials: cells that either already are or can become the tissue they need to build. In a new study, Brown University biomedical engineers show that the stiffness, viscosity, and other mechanical properties of adult stem cells derived from fat, such as liposuction waste, can predict whether they will turn into bone, cartilage, or fat.

View the original article here: Mechanical properties of stem cells can foretell what they will become – Phys.Org

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