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Where in a baby can you find a stem cell? Is a baby just one big mass of stem cells?
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Just like adults
Adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently found in almost all tissues.
Fat holds the greatest numbers of those cells. Associated with all blood vessels, undifferentiated cells help humans maintain homeostasis throughout life. After embryo stage, all celss change into various tissue/organ types. By time of delivery, baby has the standard complement only.

In brief: Just like adults
Adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently found in almost all tissues.
Fat holds the greatest numbers of those cells. Associated with all blood vessels, undifferentiated cells help humans maintain homeostasis throughout life. After embryo stage, all celss change into various tissue/organ types. By time of delivery, baby has the standard complement only.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bone Marrow
Is where stem cells are found.
Babies have lots of stem cells.. I wouldn't call them one big mass of stem cells though.

In brief: Bone Marrow
Is where stem cells are found.
Babies have lots of stem cells.. I wouldn't call them one big mass of stem cells though.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
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In brief: Marrow & bellybutton
A term infnat is not a mass of stem cells.
The stem cells have already differentiated into normal cells with specific functions; these cells canot become other types of cells (a baby's kidney cell will always be a kidney cell, for example). The only stem cells available in an infant are from the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood.

In brief: Marrow & bellybutton
A term infnat is not a mass of stem cells.
The stem cells have already differentiated into normal cells with specific functions; these cells canot become other types of cells (a baby's kidney cell will always be a kidney cell, for example). The only stem cells available in an infant are from the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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