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plu·rip·o·tent

, pluripotential (plū-rip'ŏ-tĕnt, plū'rē-pō-ten'shăl),
1. Having the capacity to affect more than one organ or tissue.
See also: pluripotent cells.
2. Not fixed as to potential development.
See also: pluripotent cells.

pluripotent

(plə-rĭp′ə-tənt)
adj.
Relating to or being a cell that is capable of differentiating into cells of any type of tissue except placental tissue.

plu·rip′o·ten·cy (-tən-sē) n.

pluripotent

adjective Capable of differentiating into several final differentiated cell types.

plu·rip·o·tent

, pluripotential (plūr-ip'ŏ-tĕnt, plūr'ē-pŏ-ten'shăl)
1. Having the capacity to affect more than one organ or tissue.
2. Not fixed as to potential development.
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BioTime is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapies developed from what the company believes to be the world's premier collection of pluripotent cell assets.
iPS cell technology can reportedly create pluripotent stem cells from the normal adult cells of a patient.
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"Much of the ethical controversy over stem cells derives from the fact that, until now, the only way to obtain human pluripotent stem cell lines has been to derive them from living human embryos by a process that necessarily destroys embryos," Leon Kass, PhD, the chair of the council, said in releasing the report.
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These induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can develop into most other cell types and are a source of great hope for use in regenerative medicine and the development of new drugs to prevent and treat various illnesses.
The therapeutic potential of pluripotent stem-cells is remarkably broad.
Starting with pluripotent stem cells that are not muscle cells, but can become all existing cells in our body, allows growth of an unlimited number of myogenic progenitor cells.
Although the cells made from the pluripotent stem cells are a mix of true blood stem cells and other cells known as blood progenitor cells, they proved capable of generating multiple types of human blood cells when put into mice.
London, Dec 13 (ANI): For the first time ever, Cincinnati researchers have created functioning human intestinal tissue in the laboratory from pluripotent stem cells.
While there are several promising types of stem cells under investigation for wound healing, in the March issue of Stem Cell Research and Therapy, a team of researchers zeroed in on one up-and-coming option: induced pluripotent stem cells.