Es Cell Differentiation

As with their murine counterparts (Evans and Kaufman, 1981), human ES cells are pluripotent, immortal, continually proliferating cell lines with the capability to form all three of the embryonic germ layers (Thomson et al., 1998). Differentiation into many "useful" human cell types has been demonstrated, by either spontaneous or directed differentiation, including insulin-producing cells (Assady et al., 2001), nerve cells (Reubinoff et al., 2001; Zhang et al., 2001), and hematopoietic cells (Kaufman et al., 2001).

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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