embryonic stem cell


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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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Now besides not even acknowledging that there were sources other than embryonic stem cells, the clear implication of the editorial is the results from stem cells from human embryos were superior.
Unlike adult cells, which have already followed a path to become, say, heart cells or neurons, embryonic stem cells are uniquely poised to become any cell in the body.
For FY 2011, NIH has estimated that $358 million of its budget would go to human nonembryonic stem cell research and $126 million to human embryonic stem cell research.
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.
Why are embryonic stem cells necessary when it has been proven that the use of non-embryonic stem cells is not only safe but is effective in treating and even curing many diseases?
Barely a week after Oregon researchers announced that they had successfully cloned a monkey embryo from the skin cells of an adult rhesus macaque and then harvested embryonic stem cells from the clone, scientists from the United States and Japan successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells.
Unfortunately, and predictably, opponents of embryonic stem cell research will attempt to make it seem as if embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary and has no potential to provide treatments for diseases and injuries.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (Gordon Keller, PhD, principal investigator) -- $965,150 for the first year of funding to study the growth, differentiation and genetic alteration of human embryonic stem cells.
Following Bush's lead, Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney announced in March that he would veto legislation to give scientists more freedom to conduct embryonic stem cell research.
We know some of that pressure from his speech: only with both federal support and private investment will these sixty lines, it was argued, provide medicine with a powerful new source of treatments, specifically the replacement of damaged tissues by the differentiated progeny of embryonic stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells are derived from 5-day-old human embryos, technically called blastocysts at that stage of development.