body cell


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body cell

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The findings may pose a challenge to previous research that suggested reprogrammed adult body cells may be substituted for embryonic stem cells, which have the ability to grow into all tissue types in the body.
From the recorded parameters, body mass index (kg/m2), body capacitance (pF), resistance (Ohm), reactance (Ohm), body cell mass (kg), extracellular mass (kg), lean body mass (kg), fat mass (kg), and basal metabolic rate (cal) were evaluated.
Examples would be where body cells are taken from an adult, or from umbilical cord blood.
What makes this defense of PP unsatisfactory is that we cannot exclude the possibility of cloning methods that do employ whole body cells. Perhaps it is possible, by special culturing, to stimulate a body cell to develop, within an artificial uterus, in the manner of a zygote.
Stem cells are considered pluripotent because they have the potential to develop into all of the various body cell types.
In simultaneous announcements yesterday scientists in Japan and America said they had discovered how to take an ordinary skin cell - and transform it into any other kind of human body cell
The process involves removing the nucleus from a human body cell, such as a skin cell.
At this stage-approximately 100 cells-stem cells can be harvested and used to grow any type of body cell or tissue.
Those taken from early-stage embryos have the potential to become any kind of body cell.
Reporting in the September issue of Nature Genetics, Wilmut and colleagues at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York speculated that the body cell's mtDNA was destroyed by the egg.
Such proteins alert killer blood cells to an infected or cancerous body cell that needs to be destroyed.
However, it could theoretically enable a lesbian couple to have a baby - one woman contributing an egg and the other a body cell.