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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.
'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

Study shows non-existence of egg stem cells

Study shows non-existence of egg stem cells

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

Study shows how cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged, clumped proteins

Study shows how cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged, clumped proteins

Gene-editing technology may lead to new model for studying Parkinson’s disease

Gene-editing technology may lead to new model for studying Parkinson’s disease

Human stem cells cure diabetes in mice

Human stem cells cure diabetes in mice

New clinical trial uses universal natural killer cell approach to treat acute myeloid leukemia

New clinical trial uses universal natural killer cell approach to treat acute myeloid leukemia

Stem cell discovery could open the door to new approach for bone marrow transplantation

Stem cell discovery could open the door to new approach for bone marrow transplantation

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Aggressive cancers set up a structural framework to keep the immune system at bay

Large non-protein coding gene regulates process vital to placental implantation in early pregnancy

Large non-protein coding gene regulates process vital to placental implantation in early pregnancy

Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells

Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells