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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.
Heart bypass gets new source for replacement blood vessels

Heart bypass gets new source for replacement blood vessels

Stem cell gene linked to a portion of one of the most common childhood brain cancers

Stem cell gene linked to a portion of one of the most common childhood brain cancers

Scientists have developed a fast and safe method for collecting heart stem cells from small amounts of biopsied heart tissue

Scientists have developed a fast and safe method for collecting heart stem cells from small amounts of biopsied heart tissue

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

Impaired cognitive and motor function following stem cell transplantation for severe blood disorders can improve

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Cellular vehicle delivers drugs directly into cancer cells

Sperm cells grown in laboratory culture

Sperm cells grown in laboratory culture

Californians say yes on 71

Californians say yes on 71

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Peripheral blood transplants from donors may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

Expert panel see hope for stem cell use as diabetes cure

Expert panel see hope for stem cell use as diabetes cure

Researchers are one step closer to understanding how blood cells develop through the use of human embryonic stem cells

Researchers are one step closer to understanding how blood cells develop through the use of human embryonic stem cells

Discovery affirms potential of stem cells for the development of possible therapies for spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders

Discovery affirms potential of stem cells for the development of possible therapies for spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders

Fetal tissue restores lost sight from retinitis pigmentosa

Fetal tissue restores lost sight from retinitis pigmentosa

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

An immune system in a bottle would allow faster and easier production of a flu vaccine

Genetic double-agents unmasked

Genetic double-agents unmasked

Transplanted human retinal stem cells can successfully regenerate

Transplanted human retinal stem cells can successfully regenerate

As the 2004 Presidential election nears, the issue of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research is under intense debate

As the 2004 Presidential election nears, the issue of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research is under intense debate

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

Stem cells grown from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors could be used as a new brain tumor therapy

Stem cells grown from skin samples of adult patients with brain tumors could be used as a new brain tumor therapy

Significant steps to fight a deadly childhood muscle cancer

Significant steps to fight a deadly childhood muscle cancer