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Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
Synthetic skin from human embryonic stem cells

Synthetic skin from human embryonic stem cells

U.S.$2.8 to study a virus associated with respiratory infections

U.S.$2.8 to study a virus associated with respiratory infections

The mother of four boys with one of the world's rarest illnesses has donated her bone marrow to her eldest son

The mother of four boys with one of the world's rarest illnesses has donated her bone marrow to her eldest son

Conflicting views on embryonic and adult stem cells complicate research in stem cell therapeutics

Conflicting views on embryonic and adult stem cells complicate research in stem cell therapeutics

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma

New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma

£20 million funding for stem cell research in the UK

£20 million funding for stem cell research in the UK

Umbilical cord blood and bone marrow transplants slow the progression of many cancers

Umbilical cord blood and bone marrow transplants slow the progression of many cancers

Bone marrow stem cells exposed to damaged liver tissue quickly convert into healthy liver cells

Bone marrow stem cells exposed to damaged liver tissue quickly convert into healthy liver cells

Cigarette smoking linked to leukemia

Cigarette smoking linked to leukemia

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals

Researchers have identified the first gene linked to the productivity of the stem cells that produce sperm in mammals

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

FDA finalizes new rule on donor eligibility for human tissues and cells

Patients with leukemia or lymphoma who undergo hematopoietic-cell transplantation and survive can expect full recovery to take 3-5 years

Patients with leukemia or lymphoma who undergo hematopoietic-cell transplantation and survive can expect full recovery to take 3-5 years

Scientists may have figured out how to use stem cells to regenerate lost or injured tissue

Scientists may have figured out how to use stem cells to regenerate lost or injured tissue

Centre for Life opens with the UK’s first two human embryonic stem cell lines

Centre for Life opens with the UK’s first two human embryonic stem cell lines

Inactivating a protective molecule may help chemotherapy for leukemia but harm bone marrow

Inactivating a protective molecule may help chemotherapy for leukemia but harm bone marrow

Study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus

Study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus

Embryonic stem cells may hold the key to regenerating damaged heart muscle

Embryonic stem cells may hold the key to regenerating damaged heart muscle