Spouses do not grow more alike, study finds

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Contrary to popular belief, married couples do not become more similar over time, according to a team of researchers led by Michigan State University.
Instead, people tend to pick their spouse based on shared personality t…

Adult stem cells shown to develop into all brain cell types

Researchers at the University of Minnesota provide evidence for the first time that stem cells derived from adult bone marrow and injected into the blastocyst of a mouse can differentiate into all major types of cells found in the brain. The results of the research are published as the lead article in the April 25, 2003 issue of Cell Transplantation. The potential of these adult stem cells, termed multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs), were the subject of research reported in Nature in June 2002. The research reported this week in Cell Transplantation takes a specific look at the ability of MAPCs to develop into cells typically found in the brain.

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