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Transcript of Stem Cells
Price For Patients
By Mansi Dhond, Sophie Gad and Carolyn David
Stem Cell Definition
Undifferentiated or ‘blank’ cells found in the human body
Develop into different cells
Carry out various functions
Best Time To Harvest
Types of Transplants:
Are stem cell transplants ethical and how can they benefit the future of medicine?
Adult Stem Cell Definition
Where Are They From?
Embryonic Stem Cells
Adult Stem Cells
Introduction To Stem Cells
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-NY Stem Staff. "NYSTEM." What Is the Difference between Totipotent, Pluripotent, and Multipotent? New York Stem Cell Science, 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
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Why Stem Cells?
Adult Stem Cells
Where Are They Found?
PRIMARY SOURCE: DAVID MCKEON; NYSCF
Not much more
Almost Anything (Cancer, HIV, Other Diseases)
Embryonic Stem Cell Definition
Solution: iPS (iPSc)
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
EmbRyonic Stem Cells
Where Are They From?
Reprogrammed Skin Cells
Reprogrammed skin cells
Not embryonic stem cells
InduceD Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem Cell Transplants
Inner Cell Mass
4-5 Days Post Fertilization
Destruction of embryo
Same as embryonic stem cells
Almost Anything (Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases)
Can replace organs
Atomic Model of an HIV Capsid
They Are Ethical
Everything has misuse
Can help save many lives
Make the world a better place