Tag Archives: Adult stem cells

Comparing stem cell research in the US, Iran, South Africa, South Korea and Norway

In our project we wanted to explore how far certain countries have come in stem cell research. When comparing Iran, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and The United States of America we raised the question: How far has each country … Continue reading

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Current Stem cell research in Norway

Research on adult stem cells has been a focus area in Norway since 2002. As a result of new initiative and governmental backing, the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research (NCS) was established in 2003. The goal was to bring … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in Norway: Political History and current legislation

The Nordic countries are made up of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland and are in the lead of biomedicine. These countries have numerous stem cell research projects in progress. Public support and government funding for science and research has … Continue reading

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Word of the week: Adult stem cells

An adult stem cells┬áis an undifferentiated cell, which can be found in tissue or organs that can renew themselfes. This means that the adult stem cell can yeild some or all of major specialized cell types in the site were … Continue reading

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Stem cell research in the Middle East, Iran

Many countries in the Middle East became very wealthy since they discovered oil more than 100 years ago. Oil however is a limited natural resource and therefore countries like Iran started to look for other ways to secure their future … Continue reading

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What are stem cells?

We found an interesting video on youtube.com, which simply explaines what stem cells are. The video also uses many important words that we will use throughout the blog.

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What are stem cells?

A Russian scientist, Alexander Maximov, found out in 1908 that blood cells could originate from only one cell type which he named stem cells. He suggested that some triggers were responsible for making these cells differentiate into different types of … Continue reading

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