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embryonic stem cell

[‚em·brē¦än·ik ′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
Undifferentiated cell derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that can give rise to any of the three embryonic germ layers, and thus can form any cell or tissue type of the body, but cannot give rise to the full spectrum of cells required to complete fetal development.
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MELBOURNE, Australia, April 17, 2019 -- An international research collaboration has discovered that two epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells.
LUND, Sweden, August 22, 2018 -- Researchers here have developed a faster method to generate from embryonic stem cells the functional brain cells that play a key role in neurodegenerative diseases.
Embryonic stem cells continue to be portrayed by some scientists as the ultimate stem cell therapy, despite the continuing lack of evidence for their efficacy, whether it be the few patients who have received injections of embryonic stem cells, or in the many lab mice and rats who have undergone embryonic stem cell experiments.
Washington, Jan 05 ( ANI ): Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.
Creating embryonic stem cells by nuclear transfer in humans, he says, is "the next major technological advance since Dolly."
The debate focuses on research on human embryonic stem cells, not on adult stem cells, accepted by all member states.
The suspension of all grants, contracts and applications that involve the use of human embryonic stem cells has been temporarily lifted.
Some researchers studying human embryonic stem cells are surprised, disappointed, and even angry over the legal back-and-forth over the federal government policy on funding research using the cells.
Embryonic stem cells come from early-stage embryos that are just a few days old.
The world's first authorized test in people of a treatment derived from human embryonic stem cells has been cleared to begin by the U.S.
The Obama administration has begun approving new lines of human embryonic stem cells that are eligible for federally funded experiments, opening the way for millions of taxpayer dollars to be used to conduct research that was put off-limits by President George W.