B2 5.3: Stem cells

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What are stem cells?
Unspecialised.
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Where are stem cells found?
Human embryo and adult bone marrow.
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What do stem cells do? Called?
Change into different types of body cells. This is called cells differentiate.
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What do the ayers in the embryo differentiate to?
All of the cells that the body needs.
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What can stem cells in bone marrow do?
Differentiate into other types of cells such as blood cells.
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What do we hope stem cells can do?
Be made to differentiate into many types of cells to treat conditions such as paralysis by differentiating into new nerve cells.
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