Science Savvy November 16th, 2012

With a little creative license, I can imagine a more biologically relevant version of this 90’s dance song. You know, stem cells have got the real power!

In this week’s Science Savvy, we examine some evidence suggesting that glial cells, which typically serve supporting roles in nervous tissues, also serve as a reservoir of  adult neural stem cells in the retina and the brain. In Developmental Neurobiology last week, we read and discussed a paper from Pamela Raymond’s group at the University of Michigan, which provides evidence in support of stem cell-like properties for Müller Glia in the zebrafish retina. You can find the full scientific article here.

Can you think of other songs that describe the power and properties of stem cells?


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