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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.
Discovery of new type of cell that generates crucial immune system cells

Discovery of new type of cell that generates crucial immune system cells

DARPA grant supports research toward realizing tissue regeneration

DARPA grant supports research toward realizing tissue regeneration

Differential effects of HOXB4 on nonhuman primate short and long-term repopulating cells

Differential effects of HOXB4 on nonhuman primate short and long-term repopulating cells

Three-dimensional breast cell cultures reveal clues to breast cancer hidden inside stem cells

Three-dimensional breast cell cultures reveal clues to breast cancer hidden inside stem cells

Sperm-producing stem cells found in testicles could be extracted, grown in the lab, and frozen for future use

Sperm-producing stem cells found in testicles could be extracted, grown in the lab, and frozen for future use

Transplanted stem cells hoped to be able to regenerate damaged heart muscle in first heart attack victims

Transplanted stem cells hoped to be able to regenerate damaged heart muscle in first heart attack victims

Polycomb proteins key factors in influencing the direction of embryonic stem cell development

Polycomb proteins key factors in influencing the direction of embryonic stem cell development

Discovery brings embryonic stem cell medicine a step closer

Discovery brings embryonic stem cell medicine a step closer

Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body

Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body

Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body

Studies indicate stem cells are flexible enough to become any cell in the body

Scientists clarify role of phosphatase and tensin homolog tumor suppressor gene

Scientists clarify role of phosphatase and tensin homolog tumor suppressor gene

Adult stem cell implant first in orthopaedic patient

Adult stem cell implant first in orthopaedic patient

New finding provides researchers with renewable source for macrophages and neutrophils

New finding provides researchers with renewable source for macrophages and neutrophils

miR 155 overexpression can lead to cancer

miR 155 overexpression can lead to cancer

Placental growth factor may help body repair heart attack damage

Placental growth factor may help body repair heart attack damage

Potent induction of chondrocytic differentiation of human adipose-derived adult stem cells by bone morphogenetic protein 6

Potent induction of chondrocytic differentiation of human adipose-derived adult stem cells by bone morphogenetic protein 6

The Notch effect steers stem cells into cells of the nervous system

The Notch effect steers stem cells into cells of the nervous system

Researchers find genetic "signature" that accurately identifies colon cancer

Researchers find genetic "signature" that accurately identifies colon cancer

Dasatinib provides significant benefit in chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant to Gleevec

Dasatinib provides significant benefit in chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant to Gleevec

Stem cells can repair damaged spinal tissue and help restore function in rats with spinal cord injuries

Stem cells can repair damaged spinal tissue and help restore function in rats with spinal cord injuries