Computer vision speeds stem cell research

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for predicting--with up to 99% accuracy-—the fate of stem cells.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY, USA) have discovered a new method for predicting--with up to 99% accuracy-—the fate of stem cells. Using computer vision technology to detect subtle cell movements that are impossible to discern with the human eye, Professor Badri Roysam and his former student Andrew Cohen can successfully forecast how a stem cell will split and what key characteristics the daughter cells will exhibit.

By allowing the isolation of cells with specific capabilities, this discovery could one day lead to effective methods for growing stem cells on a large scale for therapeutic use. For more information, click HERE.

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