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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.
Offical Health and Human Services line on Bush's embryonic stem cell policy

Offical Health and Human Services line on Bush's embryonic stem cell policy

New fluorescent dye technique may provide new insight into how cancerous tumors begin and grow

New fluorescent dye technique may provide new insight into how cancerous tumors begin and grow

Successfully cloning mice from an advanced melanoma cell

Successfully cloning mice from an advanced melanoma cell

Drug to fight virus from the herpes family in transplant patients moves forward in trials

Drug to fight virus from the herpes family in transplant patients moves forward in trials

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

Transplanted cells are capable of surviving in the brain of immunosuppressed stroked rats

Transplanted cells are capable of surviving in the brain of immunosuppressed stroked rats

75 percent of Americans support call for more stem cell research

75 percent of Americans support call for more stem cell research

New plan of action aims to reduce prescription drug costs by more than 50 percent

New plan of action aims to reduce prescription drug costs by more than 50 percent

Cancers of the gut amongst the most preventable through changes in diet

Cancers of the gut amongst the most preventable through changes in diet

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

Statement on HHS announcement on Stem Cell Bank

Statement on HHS announcement on Stem Cell Bank

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