Scientists muse on potential new stem cell discovered by accident

A fortuitous "scientific accident" might have uncovered a new source of pluripotent adult stem cells. While researchers have previously isolated MUltilineage-differentiating Stress-Enduring (MUSE) cells from human skin fibroblasts and bone marrow stromal cells, scientists at the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are now been able to tag an -AT (meaning ‘derived from adipose tissue') onto the end. In a …