6/27/2013 – Scientists discern signatures of old versus young stem cells

In a study published June 27 in Cell Reports, a team led by Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, chief of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System’s neurology service and Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, has identified characteristic differences in “histone signatures” between stem cells from the muscles of young mice and old mice. The team also distinguished histone-signature differences between quiescent and active stem cells in the muscles of young mice.

Read the full article at Stanford School of Medicine.