The Helen L. And Martin S. Kimmel Center For Stem Cell Biology
First, they are undifferentiated cells that renew themselves for long periods of time through cell division. Secondly, under certain physiological or experimental conditions, they can be induced to differentiate or divide into cells with special functions, such as the beating cells of the heart or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Hence, stem cells may also serve a vital role in the treatment and therapy of many diseases. The ultimate goal of the center is to promote multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research within the field of stem cell biology that will lead to findings that can enhance clinical outcomes of various diseases.