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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

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What are induced pluripotent stem cells? Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells which have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell–such as state by being made to express genes and factors important for keeping the defining properties of embryonic stem cells. Though these cells satisfy the defining criteria for pluripotent stem cells, it is not known if …

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Primer on Embryonic Stem Cells

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Most embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos that develop from eggs which were fertilized at in-vitro–at an in-vitro fertilization practice –then donated for research purposes with informed consent of the donors. How Are They Cultivated in a Lab? Growing cells in the lab is called mobile culture. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are made by moving cells in the …

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Research on Adult Stem Cells

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The stem cell may renew itself and may differentiate to yield all the significant cell kinds of their tissue or organ or a few. Contrary to embryonic stem cells, that can be characterized by their source (cells in the preimplantation-stage embryo), the source of adult stem cells within certain older cells remains under investigation. Research on stem cells has generated …

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What exactly are stem cells, and why are they significant?

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Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into a variety of cell types within the body through early life and development. Additionally, in most tissues they function as a type of internal repair system, dividing basically without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still living. Stem cells have been distinguished by other …

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What are the special properties of stem cells?

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Stem cells differ from other sorts of cells within the body. Unlike muscle tissues, blood cells, or nerve cells–that do not usually replicate themselvesstem cells can replicate many occasions, or proliferate. A starting population of stem cells which proliferates for several months at the lab can yield countless cells. In case the resultant cells are still unspecialized, such as the …