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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.
Stem cells from amniotic fluid no substitute for embryonic cells

Stem cells from amniotic fluid no substitute for embryonic cells

Abnormal hair development and apparent follicular transformation to mammary gland in the absence of Hedgehog signaling

Abnormal hair development and apparent follicular transformation to mammary gland in the absence of Hedgehog signaling

Democrats plan to introduce bills addressing stem cell research, Rx benefit

Democrats plan to introduce bills addressing stem cell research, Rx benefit

56% of adults support easing federal embryonic stem cell research funding restrictions

56% of adults support easing federal embryonic stem cell research funding restrictions

Uric acid holds potential for central nervous system damage

Uric acid holds potential for central nervous system damage

Stem cells grown into brain cells on a new 3D scaffold of tiny protein fragments

Stem cells grown into brain cells on a new 3D scaffold of tiny protein fragments

New treatment for lower back pain using patient's own stem cells

New treatment for lower back pain using patient's own stem cells

Human embryonic stem cells show potential in treating rats with Parkinson's symptoms

Human embryonic stem cells show potential in treating rats with Parkinson's symptoms

Democratic congressional leaders plan to approve Federal embryonic stem cell funding measure in January

Democratic congressional leaders plan to approve Federal embryonic stem cell funding measure in January

Finance Committee approves $181M loan to California's Stem Cell Research Institute

Finance Committee approves $181M loan to California's Stem Cell Research Institute

Master stem cell capable of producing new heart tissue

Master stem cell capable of producing new heart tissue

Experimental drug provides powerful therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

Experimental drug provides powerful therapy against acute myeloid leukemia

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

Stunning breakthrough makes blind mice see again

Stunning breakthrough makes blind mice see again

Brits to trial stem cell treatment for heart attack victims

Brits to trial stem cell treatment for heart attack victims

Mini artificial liver grown from stem cells

Mini artificial liver grown from stem cells

HRSA to allocate $14M to public umbilical cord blood banks

HRSA to allocate $14M to public umbilical cord blood banks

Washington Post examines Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race between Santorum, Casey

Washington Post examines Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race between Santorum, Casey

New technique allows partial-match cell transplants for children with most resistant leukemia

New technique allows partial-match cell transplants for children with most resistant leukemia

Abortion-rights, women's groups endorse Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Patrick

Abortion-rights, women's groups endorse Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Patrick

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