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Help please? What is the difference/what can embryonic and adult stem cells do?

Help please? What is the difference/what can embryonic and adult stem cells do?

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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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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Can any doc tell me what's the difference/what can embryonic and adult stem cells do?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference/what can embryonic and adult stem cells do?

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 the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

What's the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

Exploding: Most current studies are moving to use of adult derived stem cells, which eliminate the controvery and moral issues of destroying embryos. Fat tissue and bone marrow are the most common donor sites, with adult cells that can become bone, cartilage, muscle (incl heart), nerve, pancreas, structural fat grafts, chronic wound healing and graft-vs-host problems (tissue rejection). ...Read more

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Where are most stem cells found in the body? Do adults have them?

Where are most stem cells found in the body? Do adults have them?

Bone marrow & Yes: All tissue have stem cells. Stem cells are easily retrieved from the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Adult do have stem cells. 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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Embryonic and adult stem cells, what are these?

Embryonic and adult stem cells, what are these?

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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Can you tell me how are adult stem cells differentiated?

Can you tell me how are adult stem cells differentiated?

I wish I knew!: The process is an active area of investigation. If I knew how to make adult stem cells into beta cells, that could cure diabetes. Same would apply to many other diseases. ...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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Besides embryonic and adult what are other types of stem cells?

Besides embryonic and adult what are other types of stem cells?

Induced Pluripotent: Another type of stem cells is called induced pluripotent stem cells, or ips . These are adult stem cells that have been genetically altered to be more like embryonic stem cells. You can read more about the difference between the three types of stem cells at my blog here: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2011/09/16/stem-cell-types/. ...Read more

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How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

How safe is adult stem cell therapy?

Safety -yes: There is abundant evidence from Phase I Clinical trials that adult stem cell therapy is safe. It is the purpose of Phase I trials to establish safety. Other phases (II, III and post III) established efficacy and dosage response levels. Hundreds of Phase I trials have been conducted for various indications. This is an excited area of medicine! ...Read more

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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo.Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more

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What's difference between stem cells from adult and cord blood cells in terms of usefulness? I regret for not having my cord cells stored at birth!

What's difference between stem cells from adult and cord blood cells in terms of usefulness? I regret for not having my cord cells stored at birth!

A lot.: Cord cells are theoretically the ideal stem cells, because they have the potential to develop into any cell in the body. Adult stem cells have all differentiated to some extent, and so are less useful. We all have regrets, but we have to live with them, unfortunately. ...Read more

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What are the stem cell therapies for adults with cerebral palsy?

What are the stem cell therapies for adults with cerebral palsy?

Early studies only: Researchers have looked into stem cell treatment for cp. There are some promising early results. There are no randomized studies, which are the gold standard to test the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation in this patient population. ...Read more

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What are stem cells?

What are 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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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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How are stem cells extracted?

How are stem cells extracted?

Depends on cell type: There are a variety of stem cell types, including embryonic, which reside in a 4 day old embryo; vs.adult stem cells, which reside in mature tissues. Bone marrow stem cells are the only type in routine use and may be harvested from marrow aspirations, peripheral blood mobilization, or umbilical cord blood. Induced progenitor cells may be made in the lab from other cell types through gene therapy. ...Read more

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Can stem cells cure diseases?

May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. 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 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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