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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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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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Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell uses?

Embryonic stem cell: Embryonic stem cell research has not shown to be as effective as adult stem cells and induced pluripotent cells. in 2009, NIH called embryonic stem cells “obsolete" as can use adult stem cells with better results. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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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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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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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's involved in allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

What's involved in allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

Donor matching.: This involves two people: the (healthy) donor and the (patient) recipient. Donors must have a tissue (hla) type that matches the recipient. Matching is performed on three or more loci of the hla gene, and a perfect match at these loci is preferred. Even with this, immunosuppression is often needed due to graft vs host disease. ...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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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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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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Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Yes: Yes those stem cells have all the genetic markers form their hosts and therefore include tumor possibilities. One of the downsides of embryonic stem cells at this time. ...Read more

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Where are stem cells found?

Where are stem cells found?

Everywhere we look: Stem cells are cells which can, under certain conditions, produce more differentiated, tissue-specific daughter cells. There are stem cells in the skin, the heart, the circulating blood, the bone marrow, the fat -- just about anywhere. ...Read more

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Why are stem cells called "life-giving cells"?

Organ regeneration: Stem cells have the potential to regenerate damage organs and this may save a life. Stem cell transplants are used most commonly in treating disorders of the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Do doctors get non-embryonic stem cells from bone marrow?

Do doctors get non-embryonic stem cells from bone marrow?

Yes: Mostly hematopoietic (blood) cells and a few mesenchymal (mscs) can be obtained from bone marrow aspiration. Trends in most non-blood applications is to use fat tissues, which have many more mscs that bone marrow. Choice of which depends on specific conditions being treated. ...Read more

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Stem cell transplant in latin america possible?

Stem cell transplant in latin america possible?

Hospital Angeles: A wide variety of studies utilizing stem cells are being conducted at hospital angeles in tijuana, mexico. I believe this is also the only jhaco approved hospital in mexico. ...Read more

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Can stem cell transplants cure multiple myeloma?

Remission: Multiple myeloma is treated classically with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Both modalities can put the disease on remission and prolong life substantially. I personally do not offer allogeneic stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma unless on clinical trial or under very stringent circumstances. Multiple myeloma remains an incurable but very treatable disease. ...Read more

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