Word of the week: Embryonic stem cells

These cells can develop into any of the cells found in adult organisms and are formed from the inner cell mass in the blastocyst, about 5 days after fertilization. These are among the most important in stem cell research because they can be changed and developed into specific tissues for therapeutic purposes; to help damaged body parts heal; form new tissue among others.

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About Tom Erik

Student of Bionanotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Loves reading, cooking and music.
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