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Stem cells

Sunday 13 July 2003

Definition: A self-renewing cell with the potential to give rise to a variety of cells, including progenitor cells.


- embryonic stem cells
- umbilical cord stem cells
- adult stem cells

  • cutaneous stem cells
  • marrow stem cells
  • mesenchymal stem cells

- cancer stem cells


- Characteristics of Stem Cells (Part 1 of 4)

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- Pluripotent Stem Cells in the Early Embryo (Part 2 of 4)

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- Stem Cells in the Adult Body (Part 3 of 4)

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- Stem cells and development

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- Embryonic Stem Cells in Culture (Part 4 of 4)

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