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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

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BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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In embryoid bodies formed from NU6140 treated hES cells commitment to ectodermal and mesodermal lineages was affected compared to embryoid bodies formed from untreated cells.
To study spontaneous differentiation 4-day-old embryoid bodies were plated in tissue culture dishes in standard embryonic stem cell media without LIF while for the neuronal differentiation study embryonic stem cells were subjected to an 8-day induction procedure that consisted of 4 days of culture as aggregates without RA followed by 4 days of culture in the presence of 1 [micro]M RA ('4-/4+').
Among the different kinds of cells within the embryoid bodies were germ cells destined to become sperm.
But one major limitation is that the researchers were not able to recapitulate the wholebody physiology of a pregnant woman using differentiation of hESCs into embryoid bodies.
Total RNA was prepared from tissues and embryoid bodies using ISOGEN (Nippon Gene, Japan) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Elefanty, "A protocol describing the use of a recombinant protein-based, animal product-free medium (APEL) for human embryonic stem cell differentiation as spin embryoid bodies," Nature Protocols, vol.
Kurosawa, "Characterization of embryoid bodies of mouse embryonic stem cells formed under various culture conditions and estimation of differentiation status of such bodies," Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, vol.
We have shown that iPS cells can be magnetically labeled with nanoscale iron particles and still maintain pluripotency, demonstrated by the formation of embryoid bodies and teratomas from m-iPS cells.
Approach 2: 2.3 Assemble embryoid bodies for induction of multilayer organoids Yun Li 2017 Differentiation of hESCs to EBs.
(a) hOB-iPSC embryoid bodies (EBs) labeled with antibodies for cytoplasmic germlayer markers, [beta]-III tubulin ([beta]-III; ectoderm), AFP (endoderm), and SMA (mesoderm).
Currently, two basic methods for cardiac differentiation of human PSC lines are in use: differentiation of cultured human PSCs as a monolayer and as embryoid bodies (EBs) (reviewed in [2, 3]).
Many laboratory growth methods allow stem cells to aggregate in three-dimensional clumps called "embryoid bodies" during differentiation.