n South African Medical Journal - A new class of stem cells in South Africa : iPS cells : forum - issues in medicine
|Article Title||A new class of stem cells in South Africa : iPS cells : forum - issues in medicine|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town and 3 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||16 - 17|
Created from adult rather than embryonic cells, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells represent a breakthrough in stem cell science, and their pioneers have been recognised with the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine. These cells offer new hope in the treatment of pathogenetic diseases, but there is still a way to go on the road to effective therapeutic applications.
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