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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.
Coriell researchers find new genetic indicator of obesity risk

Coriell researchers find new genetic indicator of obesity risk

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

Researchers map the cellular diversity of entire salivary gland tumors

Researchers map the cellular diversity of entire salivary gland tumors

How does the intestine heal?

How does the intestine heal?

UCLA researchers identify new molecule that promotes airway health

UCLA researchers identify new molecule that promotes airway health

NRG Oncology trial: Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risks

NRG Oncology trial: Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risks

New 3D model shows how breast cancer cells interact with the body’s stem cells

New 3D model shows how breast cancer cells interact with the body’s stem cells

New understanding on how cancer cells communicate

New understanding on how cancer cells communicate

New technology enables scientists to analyze behavior of cancer cells in lab-grown tumors

New technology enables scientists to analyze behavior of cancer cells in lab-grown tumors

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds

Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer

Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer

New biological tool can detect and debug faulty genetic circuits

New biological tool can detect and debug faulty genetic circuits

Breakthrough discovery could open up new treatments for some blood cancers

Breakthrough discovery could open up new treatments for some blood cancers

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

New study describes inflammatory reaction in lab-developed human astrocytes

Study reveals new role for gene associated with autism spectrum disorder

Study reveals new role for gene associated with autism spectrum disorder

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer's ability to spread and evade immune defenses

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer's ability to spread and evade immune defenses

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

New method to treat cancer with iron oxide nanoparticles

New method to treat cancer with iron oxide nanoparticles