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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.
Blood stem cells conserve epigenetic memory of previous infections to boost immunity

Blood stem cells conserve epigenetic memory of previous infections to boost immunity

Prize-winning research offers a promising approach to improve regenerative medicine

Prize-winning research offers a promising approach to improve regenerative medicine

Mayo Clinic study uncovers stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after heart attack

Mayo Clinic study uncovers stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after heart attack

Researchers prove the ability to grow human-derived blood vessels in a pig

Researchers prove the ability to grow human-derived blood vessels in a pig

Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development

Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development

Scientists receive €2.45 million funding for leukemia research

Scientists receive €2.45 million funding for leukemia research

New imaging agent illuminates cancerous tumors and surrounding cells

New imaging agent illuminates cancerous tumors and surrounding cells

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

The second person cured from HIV goes public

The second person cured from HIV goes public

Study reports second ever case of a patient to be cured of HIV

Study reports second ever case of a patient to be cured of HIV

Researchers uncover creeping, crawling origin of MYH9-related blood disorders

Researchers uncover creeping, crawling origin of MYH9-related blood disorders

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

New 'Immuno-Engineering to Improve Immunotherapy' Center formed to advance cancer therapy

New 'Immuno-Engineering to Improve Immunotherapy' Center formed to advance cancer therapy

UConn team discovers a population of stem cells with ability to generate new bone

UConn team discovers a population of stem cells with ability to generate new bone

Beating heart muscle tissues to be sent up to the microgravity environment of ISS

Beating heart muscle tissues to be sent up to the microgravity environment of ISS

Generation of muscle cells in 3 easy steps

Generation of muscle cells in 3 easy steps

Observation of telomerase activity at a single-molecule level using 'optical tweezers'

Observation of telomerase activity at a single-molecule level using 'optical tweezers'

New tool shows potential to predict developmental toxicity in humans with high accuracy

New tool shows potential to predict developmental toxicity in humans with high accuracy

Many science investigations launch to the International Space Station

Many science investigations launch to the International Space Station

New tool allows researchers to peer into live tissue of the fruit fly gut

New tool allows researchers to peer into live tissue of the fruit fly gut