Briana Vilone - Stem Cell Research - 2768052 - Stem Cell Research Read pages 240-243 and complete the questions below 1 What is a stem cell Stem cells

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Stem Cell Research: Read pages 240-243 and complete the questions below. 1. What is a stem cell? Stem cells are special human cells that have the ability to develop into many different cell types. 2. What kinds of human stem cells are there? Embryonic stem cells, multipotent stem cells. 3. How is stem cell treatment used today in treating patients that have leukemia? You would inject blood stem cells from a healthy donor into the bone marrow of recipient with a blood disease such as leukemia. 4. How can stem cells be used to potentially be used to treat Type 1 - Diabetes? Kill the person's immune cells with radiation or chemotherapy and then provide adult stem cells that will restore a healthy immune system.
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