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Stem Cells' Exodus: A Journey to Immortality

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Developmental Cell (Impact Factor: 10.37). 01/2013; 24(2):113-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.001
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ABSTRACT Stem cell niches provide a regulatory microenvironment that retains stem cells and promotes self-renewal. Recently in Developmental Cell, Rinkevich et al. (2013) showed that cell islands (CIs) of Botryllus schlosseri, a colonial chordate, provide niches for maintaining cycling stem cells that migrate from degenerated CIs to newly formed buds.

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