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Web Date: April 24, 2012

Texture of Surroundings Influences Human Embryonic Stem Cell Behavior

Cell Culture: The roughness of etched slides influences stem cells’ growth and fate
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: cells, human embryonic stem cells, nanotopology, differentiation

Scientists want to unravel the complex combination of chemical and physical cues that choreograph stem cell behavior. Now researchers have used a simple nanoscale technique to add texture to glass slides and have shown that human embryonic stem cells grown on smooth surfaces behave differently than those grown on rough ones (ACS Nano, DOI: . . .

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