The origin of the stem cell dates back to the early 1500s, when Hans and Zacharias Janssen mixed together plant and animal components. However, the formation of stem cells was found underneath the microscope of Robert Hawk in the 1600s. The cells created new cells (self-renewal) or made a progeny that can transform into any type of tissue. As scientists have realized the importance of stem cells, efforts have been made to ensure that the usage of stem cells could take biomedical research to the next level. Scientists at the Lasker Foundation in New York have made incredible discoveries in biomedical and clinical research by using stem cells to treat diseases and conditions affecting the body.

Start of the Lasker Foundation

Mary and Albert Lasker started the ...

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