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Stem cell research

MODEL RELEASED. Stem cell research. Cultures of stem cells growing in petri dishes. Stem cells are pluripotent, they are able to differentiate into any of the cell types of the body. Stem cell differentiation can be initiated in the laboratory by the use of biochemical growth factors. Stem cells are a potential source of cells to repair damaged tissue in diseases such as Parkinson's and insulin-dependent diabetes

 

Source: Science Photo Library(www.sciencephotolibrary.com/index.html) Image: C004/3383

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Taken on May 12, 2010