Saturday, December 20, 2014
Attached I have copies of the articles you signed up to read in class.
Your assignment is to write a 1 page summary about the article AND be prepared to discuss the reading in class.
Hopefully, you also think that these articles are very interesting, and feel free to read all of them if you wish.
Have a great break!
If you forgot which article you signed up for, here are your lists.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
As I am reading through some of the posts on the Stem Cell blog, I realize that there is some misunderstanding and/or confusion about Adult Stem Cells vs. iPSCs (Induced Pluriopotent Stem Cells). Adult stem cells are "multipotent", which means that it has limited ability to self renew and differentiate. Adult stem cells exist in various tissues in your body already.
IPSCs, however, are derived from adult SOMATIC cells (terminally differentiated cells). IPSCs do not naturally exist in the tissues in your body. They are instead, "induced" or forced to become pluriopotent. Therefore, there is a possibility that they retain SOMATIC MEMORY (this is because they were once SOMATIC or mature cells).
Adult STEM cells were never SOMATIC CELLS. Therefore, they cannot retain SOMATIC MEMORY.
I hope this clears up any confusion.