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dc.creatorWu, Keen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:01:58Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:01:58Z
dc.date.created2010-10-29en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:127462en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1973
dc.description.abstractAccording to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the standard American source on stem cell research, three characteristics of stem cells differentiate them from other cell types: (1) they are unspecialized cells that (2) divide for long periods, renewing themselves and (3) can give rise to specialized cells, such as muscle and skin cells, under particular physiological and experimental conditions. When allowed to grow in particular environments, stem cells divide many times. This ability to proliferate can yield millions of stem cells over several months. As long as the stem cells remain unspecialized, meaning they lack tissue-specific structures, they are able to sustain long-term self-renewal.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshStem cells.en_US
dc.subject.meshStem Cellsen_US
dc.titleStem Cellsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoProcessesen_US
dc.subject.tagStem cellsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2010-10-29


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