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My daughter has a morning glory syndrome . Can steam cell therapy cures her eye site?

My daughter has a morning glory syndrome . Can steam cell therapy cures her eye site?

Not helpful: Stem cells may offer help in the future once this technique is perfected and developed. Currently there is no known treatment for morning glory retinopathy. ...Read more

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Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?

Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?

One theory: This one biomarker of aging. Other theories include oxidative stress, and other environmental stressors, genetics, etc. Nature(genetic longevity) and nurture(environmental, how we treat ourselves, medical care) all contribute to the longevity of the human race. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use steam rooms?

only: Following strictly the instructions (usually posted) and after asking your own dr (who knows you well, only if he approves it. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What binds to mast cells and causes them to degranulate?

What binds to mast cells and causes them to degranulate?

Amongst others, IgE: IgE is an antibody that binds to the mast cell surface (aka "allergy antibody"). Its binding to an allergen causes the mast cell to deganulate. Non-IgE molecules can also cause mast cells to degranulate or just lower the threshold level for degranulation. These include signalling molecules (cytokines/hormones), drugs such as narcotics and NSAIDS, neuropeptides, tissue injury and microbes/toxins ...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 do T cells do?

What do T cells do?

Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more

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Helper t cells do what?

Helper t cells do what?

Manage immunity: Helper T cells are unit commanders that instruct soldiers on the front lines. They help B cells secrete protective antibodies. They help "killer" T cells attack infected cells. They also influence the "flavor" of the immune response to favor more of an allergic-type response versus more of a flu-like response. They are CD4 positive cells that are destroyed in HIV/AIDS leading to immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What causes agus cells?

What causes agus cells?

Pap smear?: Are you referring to a Pap smear result of AGUS- "atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance"? If so, this is a cytologic description/category of Pap smear results. Basically the pathologist is saying there are some glandular cells that don't look " quite right". You should see your gynecologist who will most likely perform an exam called a colposcopy- basically looking at your cervix ...Read more

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What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more