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.
The broad patents assigned to the initial inventors of the method used to isolate embryonic stem cells and numerous narrower patents claiming specific human embryonic stem cell-related techniques are also factors complicating access to human embryonic stem cell lines, Levine said.
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.
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.
Furthermore, if these embryos are alive, then extracting embryonic stem cells violates at least three principles of the Nuremberg Code, which lays out principles scientists must observe when conducting research on human subjects.
com/research/5f455z/errorproof_entry) has announced the addition of the "Error-Proof Entry, Expert Positioning, and Exploding Growth in Embryonic Stem Cell Products" report to their offering.
President Bush "restricted federal funding" for embryonic stem cell research to cells derived from embryos that had already been destroyed (as of his speech of Aug.