Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?

An article in The Scientist last week says adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.

Why is this important?

Well, “it was a long-standing assumption that ovaries, unlike testes, do not continue to produce gametes after birth. But this model was shaken in 2004, when Jonathan Tilly, a reproductive biologist at Harvard Medical College and Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues published data suggesting that mouse ovaries retain stem cells with the capacity to generate oocytes.”

But whether these results would translate to humans remained unclear.

Until now that its.

Find out how Tilly and his research team made the discovery:



About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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2 Responses to Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?

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