Stem Cell Research
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This paper looks at how embryonic stem cells are of great interest due to their ability to develop into virtually any other cell produced by the human body. It discusses how it is likely that the first potential applications of human embryonic stem cell technology will be in the area of drug discovery because the ability to grow pure populations of specific cell types offers a "proving ground" for chemical compounds that could have medical importance.
From the Paper:"In the three to five day old embryo, called a blastocyst, stem cells in developing tissues give rise to the multiple specialized cells types that make up the lung, skin, heart, and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, "discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for cells that are lost through normal wear and tar, injury or disease. Scientists believe that stem cells may become the basis for treating diseases such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and heart disease."
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