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    Illinois researchers developed a soft growth medium for stem cells that allows them to culture homogenious pluripotent colonies, without expensive growth factor chemicals. The team: front row from left, graduate students Farhan Chowdhury and Yanzhen Li and visiting scholar Tamaki Yokohama-Tamaki; back row from left, graduate student Yeh Chuin Poh; Tetsuya Tanaka, professor of animal sciences; and Ning Wang, professor of mechanical science and engineering.

    Illinois researchers developed a soft growth medium for stem cells that allows them to culture homogenious pluripotent colonies, without expensive growth factor chemicals. The team: front row from left, graduate students Farhan Chowdhury and Yanzhen Li and visiting scholar Tamaki Yokohama-Tamaki; back row from left, graduate student Yeh Chuin Poh; Tetsuya Tanaka, professor of animal sciences; and Ning Wang, professor of mechanical science and engineering.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Illinois researchers developed a soft growth medium for stem cells that allows them to culture homogenious pluripotent colonies, without expensive growth factor chemicals. The team: front row from left, graduate students Farhan Chowdhury and Yanzhen Li and visiting scholar Tamaki Yokohama-Tamaki; back row from left, graduate student Yeh Chuin Poh; Tetsuya Tanaka, professor of animal sciences; and Ning Wang, professor of mechanical science and engineering.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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