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What is the current significance of embryonic stem cell research?

What is the current significance of embryonic stem cell research?

Stem cells: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell uses?

Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the different specialized cells that compose the entire human body. Since those stem cells can potentially be anything they want to be, the potential for curing multitudes of human disease, using them, is enormous. ...Read more

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Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Yes: Yes those stem cells have all the genetic markers form their hosts and therefore include tumor possibilities. One of the downsides of embryonic stem cells at this time. ...Read more

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What types of stroke does embryonic stem cell therapy succeed with?

What types of stroke does embryonic stem cell therapy succeed with?

Still being studied.: Seems like nowadays they are looking into stem cell therapies to cure just about everything; and hopefully one day they just might. I know there has been some press on the subject; but i believe clinical trials are still being conducted. I'll throw this out to my fellow 'tappers' for their input. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

Stem Cells: Check out regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. Embryonic stem cells are from fetal tissue and umbilical cord blood and tissue but are not your own unless you had this harvested when you were born. ...Read more

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How are embryonic stem cells and umbillical different?

How are embryonic stem cells and umbillical different?

Stem cells: There are three classes of stem cells: totipotent, multipotent, and pluripotent. Multipotent stem cells (umbilical cord stem cells) can give rise to a small number of different cell types. Pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells) can give rise to any type of cell in the body except those needed to develop a fetus.A fertilized egg is considered totipotent, meaning that its potential is total. ...Read more

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Why is there controversy with using embryonic stem cells?

Why is there controversy with using embryonic stem cells?

Good question!: As i understand it, the right-wing groups calling themselves "pro-life", have consistently opposed use of embryonic stem cells from abortuses or stored fertilized eggs from ivf and family planning centers, as an extrapolation of their stance on many issues that touch upon the definition of life. ...Read more

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How come there controversy about using embryonic stem cells?

Yes: Controversy surrounds how these embryonic stem cells obtained... From living or dead donors (fetus), will growing fetuses become a big market for stem cell supplies? This is a big problem if they are not your own stem cells harvested when you were born. Some people use cord stem cells, however the risk of any genetic material good/bad (ie. Cancer, disorders) can be transmitted. ...Read more

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Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

No one knows: Lots of research going into this but no one knows yet. ...Read more