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Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells. 

By | May 15, 2017

Neurons (green) grown from a single adult olfactory stem cell in a rat's olfactory tissue, sustentacular cells shown in magenta


           (See R.B. Fletcher et al., “Deconstructing olfactory stem cell trajectories at single-cell resolution,” Cell Stem Cell, doi:10.1016/j.stem.2017.04.003, 2017.) 

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James V. Kohl

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May 15, 2017

Deconstructing Olfactory Stem Cell Trajectories at Single-Cell Resolution

"...provides a model for deconstructing similar hierarchies in other stem cell niches."

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