Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cuts and tumor growth

Stem cells prone to develop cancer are kept in hair follicle until skin wound is introduced. They rush to help to close the wound as they kept their stem cell character, but create cancer instead. Is the similar thing happening elsewhere in the body?
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/69885/title/How_cuts_can_spur_tumor_growth