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2011-10-14 09:05:22

Ordinarily, embryonic stem cells exist only a day or two as they begin the formation of the embryo itself. Then they are gone. In the laboratory dish, however, they act more like perpetual stem cells — renewing themselves and exhibiting the ability to form cells of almost any type, a status called totipotency. Dr. Thomas Zwaka, associate professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and his colleagues here and abroad showed that...

2011-10-14 06:40:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Can researchers predict the future of stem cells by knowing how they begin?  Dr.Thomas Zwaka, associate professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and his colleagues examined the cells of mice and showed that laboratory-grown cells express a protein called Blimp1, which represses differentiation to specific or regular tissue cells during germ cell development. Embryonic stem cells exist only a day or two as...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.