Stem Cell Fundamentals

Who is Alexander Maximow?

Alexander Maximow (1874-1928) was a Russian-born pathologist who is credited with discovering the concept of stem cells. Maximow received his medical degree from the University of Moscow in 1899 and began his career as a pathologist at the Russian Imperial Military Medical Academy. In the early 1900s, he made the groundbreaking discovery that certain types…

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Stem Cells and Inflammation

The potential of stem cells to modulate the inflammatory response has generated considerable interest in their therapeutic use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Stem cells contribute to the resolution of inflammation by differentiating into specialized cells that can repair damaged tissue. Potential sources of stem cells for use in treating inflammatory conditions are embryonic…

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Cell Death

Cell death is a process that occurs in all tissues and organs of the body. It is a normal and essential process for the maintenance of tissue homeostasis and the prevention of disease. There are two main types of cell death: programmed cell death, or apoptosis, and non-programmed cell death, or necrosis. Apoptosis is a…

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Why Stem cells?

A stem cell is a cell with the ability to divide and differentiate into any cell type in the human body. Stem cells are important for the repair and regeneration of tissue and can be found in various body tissues, including the brain, heart, and skin. There are many potential benefits of stem cell research,…

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What is a Clone

A clone is an identical copy of something. In the biological sense, it refers to an organism that has the same genetic makeup as another. Cloning in biotechnology refers to the process of creating genetically identical copies of cells or organisms. The process of creating a biological clone is called Reproductive cloning. The idea of…

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What is a Stem Cell?

A stem cell is a type of cell that has the ability to divide and reproduce itself indefinitely, and its primary function is to differentiate into specialized cells. Stem cells are found in all multi-cellular organisms and in adult organisms, tissue-specific stem cells are found inside. In mammals, there are two main types of stem…

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The Electron Microscope

The electron microscope is one of the most important tools in the scientific arsenal. It allows us to see things that are too small to be seen with the naked eye and to study them in great detail. The first electron microscope was built in 1931 by German physicist Ernst Ruska. He was awarded the…

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Stem Cell Division

Stem cells are a type of cell that has the ability to divide and renew themselves for long periods. They are found in most tissues of the body and can give rise to specialized cells. The process by which stem cells divide is called Mitosis. Stem cell division differs from normal cell division. Stem cells…

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What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of medicine that has the potential to repair or replace damaged tissues and organs. It is a rapidly growing field of research with many potential applications in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. The goal of regenerative medicine is to restore function to tissues and…

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How Are Stem Cells Grown?

Stem cells are the foundation cells for all the other cell types in our bodies. They can divide and renew themselves for long periods, and they can give rise to specialized cells with more specific functions. The ability of stem cells to divide and regenerate tissues has made them a valuable tool in the field…

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