Stem Cells: Importance of Elucidating a Stem Cell Laboratory

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Stem cells, which were initially elucidated in the 1960s, are characterized by their ability to continuously renew themselves to differentiate into multiple cellular types. For this reason, they remain the subject of intensive research, for their potential to treat certain diseases. In craniofacial surgery, tissue engineering using stem cells can be employed in various techniques. These include 3D printing, which has the potential to regenerate dental, oral, and craniofacial structures, once lost to congenital anomalies, trauma and other diseases like cancer. With the growing battery of information about stem cells and their potential translation from research to clinical practice, it is important to outline what is the basic layout of a stem cell research facility.

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