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Unformatted text preview: s Cloning Blastocyst 4 – 5 days
after fertilization Inner cell mass
contains stem cells Promise of Therapeutic
Patients DNA used to clone
1. Transplantation to replaced
damage tissues (heart,
2. Transplants require no
3. Patients DNA (with disease)
produces cloned stem cells to
study the development of the
Neurons Brain cells (neurons) - do not divide???? Stem cells found in the brain (1990s) Hippocampus Olfactory bulb Recent research concludes Neural stem cells – can produce neurons
Neural Neural stem cells – can produce neuron
Neurons Promise for neurological diseases Diseases resulting from neuron death Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Lou
Gehrig’s Spinal cord injury Neurons
Three directions in research
Neural Stem Cells or ES or Adult stem cells
1. Differentiate stem cell in the lab and...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2013 for the course BIO 205 taught by Professor Dr.cady during the Spring '11 term at Bradley.
- Spring '11