A Source Of Stem Cells From Men

A Source Of Stem Cells From Men 

 Stem cells from adult human testes normally produce only sperm, but when cultured in the lab with special growth factors, they begin to resemble embryonic stem cells and can differentiate into many adult cell types.

Stem cells from human testes could be used for personalized medicine.  Adult stem cells that behave much like embryonic ones have been isolated from human testes, raising hopes for a new source of versatile stem cells without genetic manipulation or the destruction of embryos. If the new stem cells can be used therapeutically, a simple testicular biopsy could provide the starting material for personalized regenerative medicine.

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DaVinci Institute Featured on ‘Make the Difference Network’

DaVinci Institute on Make the Difference NetworkDaVinci Institute on Make the Difference Network

The DaVinci Institute hopes to set a new standard for science museums

“Make the Difference Network” is an online resource for connecting donors with non-profits. Started by famed actress Jessica Biel, the site has been designed to draw attention to some of the lesser known causes. The DaVinci Institute and its plans for the Museum of Future Inventions is now testing the waters on the site to see how best to inspire donors with a museum about the future, a museum where every exhibit talks about the big things that still need to be accomplished.

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