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ICES Researcher Co-authors Paper on Stem Cell Dynamics

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Article Posted On 5/14/2014

A paper co-authored by ECE Professor Radu Marculescu and ICES researcher Burhan Gharaibeh appeared in Nature's prestigious Scientific Reports on April 28, 2014. The title of their work is "Heterogeneous Structure of Stem Cells Dynamics: Statistical Models and Quantitative Predictions." This paper, which proposes new models for stem cell dynamics, shows for the first time that distinct subpopulations of dividing cells exist within several heterogeneous stem cell populations and the stem cell division is self-similar in nature. The implications are far reaching and important for both personalized and regenerative medicine.