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cell adult application Medical of stem
They can stay non-dividing and non-specific for years until the body summons them to repair or grow new tissue. This process creates a line of stem cells that is genetically identical to the donor's cells — in essence, a clone. The requirement of reprogramming factors also varies according to the cell type, so neural stem cells need only the introduction of OCT4 to be reprogrammed [ ].
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Multipotency or multidifferentiative potential - the ability to generate progeny of several distinct cell types, for example both glial cells and neurons, opposed to unipotency - restriction to a single-cell type. Researchers continue to advance the knowledge on stem cells and their applications in transplant and regenerative medicine. Stem cells also show promise for treating some diseases that currently have no cure. It seems that sufficient quantities of transplanted allogeneic MSCs combined with immunosuppression prolong the survival of engrafted cells and improve functional and morphological outcomes after SCI [ 35 ].