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Stem Cells

Embryonic Stem Cells: pluripotent stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst, an early-stage preimplantation embryoAdult Stem Cells: undifferentiated cells found throughout the body that divide to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues

Stem Cells

Creating Recellularized Organs-donor organ is chemically stripped, removing the cells from it-stem cells from the recipient used to repopulate the organ-this creates a functional organ ready for transplant with little possibility of being rejected

Rejuvenating Aged Stem Cells-stem cells in the body die off with age, leaving failing organs and tissue-researchers discovered that fusing old tissue with young blood, aged stem cell populations can be restored-stem cell activating sites have recently been identified

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Types of Stem Cells

-A patient who has suffered from a heart attack and sustained heart damage could have the damaged tissue replaced by healthy new muscle cells-Bone marrow transplants use stem cells to treat leukemia-Created "tissue patches" for burn victims-grown islet cells that produce insulin to treat diabetes and healthy brain cells to ease the symptoms of disorders like Parkinson's disease


First Spinal-Cord Surgery

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell–like state by being forced to express genes and factors important for maintaining the defining properties of embryonic stem cells

2 Year Old Girl gets Windpipe made by Stem CellsMan With Parkinson's

Women told she would never walk again


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