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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.
Hair growing stem cells may one day provide treatments for human hair conditions

Hair growing stem cells may one day provide treatments for human hair conditions

Bone marrow produces cells that permanently heal wounds

Bone marrow produces cells that permanently heal wounds

First Parkinson’s gene therapy patient well after 1 year suggesting that the therapy is safe and effective

First Parkinson’s gene therapy patient well after 1 year suggesting that the therapy is safe and effective

Royal Society calls for ban on human reproductive cloning

Royal Society calls for ban on human reproductive cloning

Converting cells into heart muscle

Converting cells into heart muscle

Surgeons remodel and replace man's jaw bone allowing him to eat first dinner in 9 years

Surgeons remodel and replace man's jaw bone allowing him to eat first dinner in 9 years

Study of new gene and cell therapy to better understand how genetically-engineered cells can help pace the heart

Study of new gene and cell therapy to better understand how genetically-engineered cells can help pace the heart

Mouse stem cells may help restore hearing loss in humans

Mouse stem cells may help restore hearing loss in humans

StemCells issued U.S. stem cell patent

StemCells issued U.S. stem cell patent

Research offers hope for the millions of diabetics worldwide who take insulin injections

Research offers hope for the millions of diabetics worldwide who take insulin injections

Stem cell research may one day help cerebral palsy

Stem cell research may one day help cerebral palsy

Embryonic stem cell therapy show benefits in rebuilding damaged heart

Embryonic stem cell therapy show benefits in rebuilding damaged heart

Organ transplant recipients infected with West Nile virus develop more severe neurological illness

Organ transplant recipients infected with West Nile virus develop more severe neurological illness

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

Stanford researchers identify leukemia stem cells

Stanford researchers identify leukemia stem cells

First licence for therapeutic cloning

First licence for therapeutic cloning

Million-dollar grant to trial potential stem cell therapies to repair injured spinal cords

Million-dollar grant to trial potential stem cell therapies to repair injured spinal cords

IBM and Cellomics offer new solution to accelerate cell-based drug discovery

IBM and Cellomics offer new solution to accelerate cell-based drug discovery

New scientific white paper outlines why the current policy on stem cell research must be expanded

New scientific white paper outlines why the current policy on stem cell research must be expanded