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Lecture 21: Stem Cells Special Interest Lecture http://stemcells.nih.gov
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National Institutes of Health Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research 27 institutes and centers
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NIH Clinical Centre Complex Located in Maryland Nation’s largest hospital devoted to clinical research (opened in 1953 ) 500 studies in progress at any given time
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The Big Picture What are stem cells ? How are they different from regular cells? What are the ethical concerns?
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Introduction We have debunked the theory of spontaneous generation Skin cells divide to produce new skin cells They will not randomly develop into muscle cells
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The Embryo Embryo begins life as single cell No specialized functions Only replicates DNA and divides Cell cycle: interphase, mitosis, cytokinesis
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Specialization At a very early stage, embryo cells begin to specialize in function Some cells develop into nerve cells, others into muscle cells, etc…
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Embryo vs. Adult Mitosis
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course PRE-HEALTH 1160 taught by Professor L.miani during the Spring '11 term at Niagara College.

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