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doctor holding a model of a stomach
doctor holding a model of a stomach
doctor holding a model of a stomach

Gastroenterology

Intestinal Stem Cell Growth Encouraged by Single Gene

A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.The finding adds to evidence for the intimate link between stem cells and cancer, and advances prospects for regenerative medicine and cancer treatments.

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