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According to Phys.org (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org December 5, 2018 at 08:00AM.)
An active protein component of royal jelly helps honeybees create new queens. Stanford researchers have identified a similar protein in mammals, which keeps cultured embryonic stem cells pluripotent.
A mammalian protein similar in structure to the active component of honeybee royal jelly—the queen-making goop that helps worker bees raise a new egg-laying diva for the hive—functions as kind of a fountain of youth for mouse embryonic stem cells, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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