Check out this 1-minute video about the work done at Anna Biga‘s lab at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM). Bigas is trying to understand how somatic stem cells, which are created in the embryo, are maintained. The idea is that “if we are able to make somatic stem cells in the lab, we will be able to use them in transplantation therapies”.
You can read more about her research in her group’s website.
“Cancer cells use some of the same signals as somatic stem cells”