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What causes burr cells?

What causes burr cells?

Disease and artifact: Burr cells are red cells with abnormal shape and may be due to kidney failure or enzyme deficiency. These may also be artifacts. See this site for more info. http://www.medialabinc.net/spg28876/burr_cells_echinocytes.aspx. ...Read more

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Can snakevenom lyse cell membrane?

Can snakevenom lyse cell membrane?

Yes: There's a variety of different toxins secreted by the salivary glands of venomous snakes. Depending on the species, some venoms attack nerves(neurotoxins), heart muscle(cardio toxins), blood cells (hemotoxins), cell membranes (phospholipases). The latter would cause lysis of cell membranes. ...Read more

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Does embryonic stem cells came from the bone marrow?

Does embryonic stem cells came from the bone marrow?

Stem cells: There are many types of stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. They technically aren't "embryonic" stem cells, since those by definition are derived from an embryo. The stem cells that exist in your bone marrow, however, share many of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells. ...Read more

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What is burr cell?

What is burr cell?

A burr cell: Is a red blood cell with an irregular cellular membrane. It is associated with a change in the lipid (fat) content of the membrane, often in the setting of liver disease. ...Read more

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What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

What differentiates embryonic stem cells from other stem cells?

Origin: Embryonic stem cells are derived from fertilized eggs created to help couples who have difficulty conceiving. This is "murder" according to some religionists. Other stem cells come from other sources. However, since the striking success of embryonic stem cells in early studies on wet macular degeneration, even the conservative presidential candidate no longer seems opposed to their use. ...Read more

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How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

Stem Cells: Check out regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. Embryonic stem cells are from fetal tissue and umbilical cord blood and tissue but are not your own unless you had this harvested when you were born. ...Read more

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What're embryonic stem cells?

What're embryonic stem cells?

Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the different specialized cells that compose the entire human body. Since those stem cells can potentially be anything they want to be, the potential for curing multitudes of human disease, using them, is enormous. ...Read more

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Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

Could embryonic stem cells repair brain damages?

No one knows: Lots of research going into this but no one knows yet. ...Read more

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What rebuilds red blood cells?

What rebuilds red blood cells?

Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin stimulates the production of red blood cells. There are many conditions that can cause erythropoietin levels to increase or it may be given as a medicine. ...Read more

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Can sickle cell trait affect the white blood cells?

Can sickle cell trait affect the white blood cells?

No.: Sickle cell trait (one copy of beta-globin gene with sickle mutation and one normal copy) will not affect white blood cells. Those with sickle cell disease (two sickle genes) can have chronically elevated white blood cell counts, caused in part by inflammation in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?

One of the other: Stem cells can be obtained from 3 different sources: from Bone marrow of the Donor, blood of the donor or stem cells from umbilical cord. But we have to give an adequate number(Dose) of stem cells in order to have full protection. So combining them may only be needed because of inadequate number of stem cells from one of the sources ...Read more

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Can cone cells migrate inside the retina?

Can cone cells migrate inside the retina?

NO: The rods and the cones - the light receptors in the retina are in fixed positions and do not migrate. ...Read more

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Where are red blood cells produced?

Where are red blood cells produced?

Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produced in other organs such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58 ?

Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58 ?

Typical cell: This is a typical cell type (both the lymphocytes with toxic granulation and the Downey cell, which similar is a lymphocyte with features consistent with activation). These occur in the context of infection or stress when the lymphocytes are receiving "danger" signals. Can't comment conclusively without knowing more about the clinical situation, but not likely something that needs follow up. ...Read more

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Cervical smear test result contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background neg for NILM?

Cervical smear test result  contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background  neg for NILM?

Nilm: Means negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy (so negative for bad things - I.e., all good). The squamous, metaplastic and neutrophil cells are all normal cells. The idea of Pap smear is to catch cervical precancer or cancer and it doesn't see either here which is great! ...Read more