Here comes a new technique capable of encouraging the survival and growth of adult stem cell! Hats off to the U.S. scientists for creating this technique. This is a step forward towards the therapeutic use of such cells. Being the precursor cells for specific cell types, these adult stem cells can hold great promise for treating injuries and diseases. Certain growth factors – when presented in the right physical context — encourage the survival and proliferation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells that are grown outside the body. This is shown by a biological engineering Professor Linda Griffith-led team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists. This new research ignites hope for a future when stem cells — removed from a patient — could be transplanted to an injury site. This eventually will induce the new cells to grow into new, healthy tissue.