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Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Umbilical cord stem cell collection is available everywhere now?

Less used that fat: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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After relapsing with nhl (diffuse large b-cell) is it better to do auto stem cell transplant or the collection only and then rituxan (rituximab) maintenance?

After relapsing with nhl (diffuse large b-cell) is it better to do auto stem cell transplant or the collection only and then rituxan (rituximab) maintenance?

Depends: After a relapse, diffuse large b-cell lymphoma is only rarely cured using "conventional" chemotherapy. High-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell rescue is the best chance for long term survival and cure of this disease. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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What is a stem cell definition?

What is a stem cell definition?

A starter cell: A stem cell is a cell that produces more specialized cells. If you imagine all of the possible finished cells as leaves on a tree, with in between cells as the branches, the stem would be the trunk. ...Read more

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Tell me about stem cells please.?

Tell me about stem cells please.?

Stem: Two types, embryonic which cells can develop into any tissue or organ; adult - cells which are within tissues to help maintain themselves or regenerate/repair damage tissues. Adult cells are derived from fat tissue (by liposuction) and from bone marrow. Exciting use in tendon/ligament, muscle, joint, chronic wounds, radiation damage, etc. Are currently being used with platelet conc to heal tissu. ...Read more

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Can you donate your own stem cells?

Can you donate your own stem cells?

Yes: Harvesting of fat stem-stromal cells & bone marrow is possible. Some are storing these (cryopres) for future applicaitons. Lipoaspiration provides the most numbers of mscs, and is currently used in many clinical applications in plastic surgery, wounds, and musculoskeletal disorders. ...Read more

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Facts, pros and cons of stem cell research?

Facts, pros and cons of stem cell research?

Too big: That's a very large topic that can't even begin to be discussed in this small forum. There are many volumes and centers that research this. You might try some of these such as the university of pennsylvania center for bioethics. ...Read more

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Is romney for or against stem cell research?

Romney Supports: "i am in favor of stem cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning." may 1, 2005, national review online. ...Read more

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What is the function of a stem cell in the body?

Progenitor cell: A stem cell is the starting point from which other cells grow out of. For example, stem cells can be given to a cancer patient who has undergone bone marrow ablation so that new bone marrow can grow in its place. ...Read more

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What is stem cell used for now that research is ok?

Current stemcell use: If i understand your question correctly, as to the current use of stem cells, clinically they are primarily used in aesthetic procedures like stem cell augmented fat transfers, and also in treating orthopedic conditions, such non-union of bone and arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stem cell?

A stem cell has: The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of cells for a lifetime. ...Read more

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How are stem cells different from other types of cells?

How are stem cells different from other types of cells?

Can become different: Stem cells have the potential to develop into a variety of cells found in our body. Most now use adult stem cells (usually from fat these days), these can become bone, cartilage, muscle, nerve, ligaments-tendons, etc in tissue culture. These cells are found throughout the body, wherever there are small blood vessels (microcapillaries) where most of these are stored, waiting to be called help heal. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of pluripotent stem cells?

What is the technical definition of pluripotent stem cells?

Stem Cells: All cells in our body derive from infant cells. In fact, we arise from a single cell that goes on to different forms of cells. A pluripotent stem cell is a cell that can "morph" into many other types of cells. These are cells that start in our bone marrow and usually migrate to areas of injury to repair and fill in the damage tissue by morphing into the cells making up that tissue. ...Read more

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I'm doing an essay on stem cells. What can I write about them?

I'm doing an essay on stem cells. What can I write about them?

Too broad: That can't be answered here. The topic is very large. Try online sites and check the medical literature off of pubmed.Gov. ...Read more

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Do the benefits of stem cell research outweigh the moral issues?

Absolutely, yes: The moral issues are a matter of opinion. Stem cell research offers medical hope to thousands of sick people who need a new organ but can not get it due to shortage of donors. Morality is more relevant to help these folks than worrying about a stem cell in the dish which technically speaking has no 'life'. ...Read more

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What is the definition of stem cells and what's the debate all about?

What is the definition of stem cells and what's the debate all about?

Definition stem cell: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are still very unspecialized, and are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). Adult stem cells are multipotent ("a limited potential for differentiation"}. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the possible ways of obtaining stem cells?

Could you tell me what are all the possible ways of obtaining stem cells?

Stem Cell Sources: Stem cells can be derived from a number of different tissue sources. These include bone marrow, adipose tissue, umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood, dental pulp, and others. Depending on the tissue source, there are different methods for isolating the stem cells. ...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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Stem cells for type1 daibetis?

Stem Cells: Adult stem cells have helped Leukemia, lymphoma. We have been using limbal stem cell transplants in eye surgery for years with excellent results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Stem cell injections are now being used to treat painful joints (shoulders, hips, etc) Still there are few published studies proving its benefit in some of these conditions. No published study saying it cures Diabetes yet. ...Read more

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Can stem cells help reverse ms?

Can stem cells help reverse ms?

Some day?: Not yet but research is ongoing. But we do now have excellent drugs such as Gilenya or Tysabri (natalizumab) ...Read more

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