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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

Are there stem cell treatment for copd?

No: There are none. You might read about it on the web, providers in certain parts of the world doing it. It is a scam and modern day charlatanism. ...Read more

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What do you feel abt stem cell therapy for copd ?

What do you feel abt stem cell therapy for copd
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Unclear: Stem cell therapy is now being used in an experimental approach for severe COPD in an effort to regenerate lung tissue. There haven't been enough cases or time to know if this approach can be benefical. While theoretically appealing, results need to be assessed before it can be recommended. ...Read more

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If stem cell therapy is not an option for COPD today, is there promising research going on? At what time in future might this become a reality?

Stem cells: Stem cells offer promise in many areas where dysfunctional cells are not doing the job. This includes COPD and other areas where cells do not work well. But work is in early research, was put behind many years by theologic based political decisions, and was overhyped by advocates trying to fight the politics. It will be a number of years in the future for success. ...Read more

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What happens when u have to many white blood cells my husband has langerhands cell which stems from his severe COPD what happens with to many white ce?

What happens when u have to many white blood cells my husband has langerhands cell which stems from his severe COPD what happens with to many white ce?

Can you clarify?: Tobacco is a factor that contributes to a tumorous growth of langerhans cells in the lung, a variant of "histiocytoxis x" called "eosinophilic granuloma". It is not usually so serious as the COPD itself. I am glad he has you to help care for him. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Not yet: Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific. With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming. ...Read more

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What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

Used non-manipulated: 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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Can stem cells be clonned?

There are: Lots of different "stem cells." there is work in this area on embryonic stem cells. We do not have this technology for clinical applications, and certainly not in the hematopoietic arena. ...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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How effective is stem cells?

Stem cells: For which condition.Stem cells are being used for many different conditions. ...Read more

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What is the definition of stem cells?

What is the definition of stem cells?

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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What stem cells are used for in research?

What stem cells are used for in research?

Stem cell use: Stem cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to differentiate into a particular cell type. ...Read more

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What are the different types of stem cells?

What are the different types of stem cells?

See below: Stem cells are the most basic primitive cell, which can develop into other cell lines, depending on the signals, which are partially understood, Stem cells can develop into blood cells or any tissue type. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the definition of stem cell and what is it used for?

What is a stem cell: Stem cells are immature cells which have not committed themselves to forming one form of mature cell line or specific organ. Research is being done to determine if stem cells can be introduced into damaged or abnormal areas of organs, and develop into normal tissue or organs, or correct a degenerative process. ...Read more

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What is an undifferentiated stem cell? How are these used in medicine?

What is an undifferentiated stem cell? How are these used in medicine?

See below: An undifferentiated cell is one that has not yet committed to developing into a particular type of mature cell. Stem cells are routinely used in the treatment of bone marrow disorders like leukemia, myeloma and lymphomas. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Is there such a thing as menstrual stem cells?

Is there such a thing as menstrual stem cells?

Yes! They exist!: There is indeed a fair amount of menstrual stem cell isolation and research. They are quite pluripotent (meaning they can be changed to may cell types), they are safe to harvest, and after enough research has been done may be used for treatment after storage and banking in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more