Monday, March 31, 2008
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
References and Links
Other useful links and web sites online
Interviews with prominent scientists including Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Berg
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1024 x 768 .Stem Cells- Everything you need to know by DMND
Stem cells are harvested mainly from haematopoietic tissues namely peripheral blood,
bone marrow and umbilical cord. Cord blood is one of the richest sources of stem
The umbilical cord blood is harvested immediately after birth of the child and must
be preserved immediately.
Stem cells are stored cryogenically and theoretically can be stored indefinitely.
They have been successfully transplanted after 15 years of storage.
The oldest cord blood stored to date is around 20 years. It remains to be seen whether
they will degenerate over time
The Year 2007 November
Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers
of embryonic stem cells. This work represents the biological equivalent of the Wright
Brothers’ first airplane.
Pictures from Wellcome Foundation