British Researchers Develop an Efficient Method to Derive Patient-Specific Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from banked or even frozen blood samples present a practical and efficient platform to generate patient-specific cells. Researchers led by Professor Nicholas W. Morrell published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a proof-of-concept study. They isolated late-outgrowth endothelial progenitor cells from blood samples of both well donors and patients with hypertension, and then reprogrammed these cells into iPS cells. 

Read more about the study in The Telegraph >>