Citrus Surprise: Vitamin C Boosts the Reprogramming of Adult Cells Into Stem Cells

December 29, 2009

Famous for its antioxidant properties and role in tissue repair, vitamin C is touted as beneficial for illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer and perhaps even for slowing the aging process. Now, a study published online on December 24th by Cell Press in the journal Cell Stem Cell uncovers an unexpected new role for this natural compound: facilitating the generation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells.

To read the full story, click on the following link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091227212321.htm

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