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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.
Recent study correlates human cord blood cells with reduced animal heart attack damage

Recent study correlates human cord blood cells with reduced animal heart attack damage

Velcade (bortezomib) phase III clinical trial initiated in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Velcade (bortezomib) phase III clinical trial initiated in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Scientists identify genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Scientists identify genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Glia cells may be essential for the normal development of nerve cells responsible for hearing and balance

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood effectively treated heart attacks

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood effectively treated heart attacks

Stem cells could reveal secrets of illness in later life

Stem cells could reveal secrets of illness in later life

Scientists have identified genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Scientists have identified genes that promote the growth and recurrence of skin cancer

Significant advance in understanding the human genome

Significant advance in understanding the human genome

Discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections

Discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections

Why hair turns grey

Why hair turns grey

Stem cells transplanted to female foetus

Stem cells transplanted to female foetus

Certain leukemia oncogenes switch on genetic programs that govern self-renewal, a unique stem cell characteristic

Certain leukemia oncogenes switch on genetic programs that govern self-renewal, a unique stem cell characteristic

Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI

Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI

Stem cells use inflammatory signals to find injured tissue

Stem cells use inflammatory signals to find injured tissue

Gene therapy effective in helping children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Gene therapy effective in helping children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Landmark revascularization procedure

Landmark revascularization procedure

Cell replacement therapy offers a novel and powerful medical technology

Cell replacement therapy offers a novel and powerful medical technology

Thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of anti-diabetic drugs may be a potential targeted therapy for myeloma patients

Thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of anti-diabetic drugs may be a potential targeted therapy for myeloma patients

Combination of thalidomide and dexamethasone may be a promising treatment for multiple myeloma

Combination of thalidomide and dexamethasone may be a promising treatment for multiple myeloma

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