What is Stem Cell? Aims and Objectives of this web site. A-Z of stem cell.
The survey findings and implications. What does the future holds for us.
The impacts of stem cell on science, human, social, economic and political front
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Interviews with prominent scientists including Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Berg
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Stem cells - hail as one of the most important discoveries of the twenty first century
have generated much hope as well as hype. What actually are stem cells?
Stem cells are the basic building blocks from which all other kinds of specialized
cells in the living things are derived. There are potentially many sources of stem
cells. Theoretically, stem cells also have the potential to have vast therapeutic
uses in the foreseeable future.
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A Adult stem cell : An undifferentiated cellfound in a tissue or organ, that renew
itself, and can differentiate to replenish dying cells and repaired damaged ones.
B Blastocyst: A ball of cells in early embryonic development with an inner cell
mass enclosed by an outer layers of cells.
C Cryopreservationis a process wherecells or whole tissues are preserved by cooling
to low sub-zero temperatures, such as (typically) 77 K or −196 °C (the boiling point
of liquid nitrogen) to save them for future use.
D DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid is a chemical found primarily in the nucleus of cells.
It contains the genetic instructions for carrying out life processes.
E Embryonic stem cells: Primitive cells from the embryo that have the potential to
become a wide variety of specialized cell types.