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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.
Thalidomide's role in fighting blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma

Thalidomide's role in fighting blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma

California church coalition lends support to Proposition 71 for stem cell research

California church coalition lends support to Proposition 71 for stem cell research

Scientists have isolated human postnatal stem cells for the first time from the fibrous tendon that holds our teeth in their sockets

Scientists have isolated human postnatal stem cells for the first time from the fibrous tendon that holds our teeth in their sockets

World’s leading experts to attend International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Symposium

World’s leading experts to attend International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Symposium

Stem-cell research and its political, legal, and ethical implications

Stem-cell research and its political, legal, and ethical implications

Evidence is emerging that adult stem cells from bone marrow have therapeutic potential for restoring cardiac cells

Evidence is emerging that adult stem cells from bone marrow have therapeutic potential for restoring cardiac cells

Possibility of generating nerve cells from an individual’s own skin cells

Possibility of generating nerve cells from an individual’s own skin cells

Failures of international organisations to establish clear policies with regard to stem-cell research and reproductive cloning

Failures of international organisations to establish clear policies with regard to stem-cell research and reproductive cloning

Michael J. Fox Foundation funds $2 million to solve midbrain system mysteries

Michael J. Fox Foundation funds $2 million to solve midbrain system mysteries

First university-based research center devoted to studying epigenetics

First university-based research center devoted to studying epigenetics

Call for President Bush to lift restrictions on embryonic stem cell research

Call for President Bush to lift restrictions on embryonic stem cell research

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

John Kerry will overturn the ban on federal funding of research on new stem cell lines

John Kerry will overturn the ban on federal funding of research on new stem cell lines

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

New centre of excellence to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes and diseases of the brain

New centre of excellence to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes and diseases of the brain

First license to begin research involving therapeutic cloning

First license to begin research involving therapeutic cloning

Application from the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life to make human embryonic stem cells

Application from the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life to make human embryonic stem cells

74 percent of Americans support call for the Bush White House to lift restrictions on stem cell research

74 percent of Americans support call for the Bush White House to lift restrictions on stem cell research

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority reviews the first request by British scientists to clone human embryos today

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority reviews the first request by British scientists to clone human embryos today

Significant vaccine advance for Parkinson’s disease therapy

Significant vaccine advance for Parkinson’s disease therapy