chaperone effect
 n.— «Snyder believes that the stem cells held in these “biobridge” scaffolds produce a positive effect by nurturing and sustaining the nerve cells in the recipient rodent. This is what he and other scientists refer to as the “chaperone effect.”» —“Stem cell scaffolds repair rodent spinal cord damage” by Roxanne Khamsi New Scientist Feb. 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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