Transform Adult Cells into Embryonic State: Induced pluripotent stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells, commonly abbreviated as iPS cells or iPSCs are a type of pluripotent stem cell artificially derived from a non-pluripotent cell, typically an adult somatic cell, by inducing a “forced” expression of specific genes. Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading

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Parthenogenesis: a new paradigm for regenerative and stem cell therapy?

Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male. In plants, parthenogenesis means development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg cell, and is a component process … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine: Transforming the Way We Heal

For a moment in time, an embryonic stem cell has infinite possibilities. These “master” cells that form part of a newly created embryo have the capacity to grow into literally any tissue the body might require: bone, hair, nerves, muscle, … Continue reading

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Stem cell platforms for regenerative medicine

Clin Transl Sci. 2009 Jun;2(3):222-7. The pandemic of chronic degenerative diseases associated with aging demographics mandates development of effective approaches for tissue repair. As diverse stem cells directly contribute to innate healing, the capacity for de novo tissue reconstruction harbors … Continue reading

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