Pituitary tissue grown from human stem cells releases hormones in rats

Posted by on June 14, 2016 5:36 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have successfully used human stem cells to generate functional pituitary tissue that secretes hormones important for the body’s stress response as well as for its growth and reproductive functions. When transplanted into rats with hypopituitarism — a disease linked to dwarfism and premature aging in humans — the lab-grown pituitary cells promoted normal hormone release.

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