October 13, 2000 - Researchers have discovered a set of regulatory cells that governs the behavior of stem cells in the fruit fly Drosophila. Stem cells retain the capability to divide and to develop into many types of adult cells. These studies suggest that the special properties of these regulatory cells allow stem cells to replenish themselves indefinitely.
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