Scientists Unable to Reproduce STAP Cell Breakthrough

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Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible. – Jacob Bronowski Biologist Dr Haruko Obokata of the RIKEN institute in Kobe Japan has been unable to reproduce pluripotent results from a controversial “Acid Bath” technique involving mice derived adult stem cells. The technique was coined STAP or “stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency” and made international headlines …


Apoptosis and Programmed Cell Death “PCD”

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There are generally 2 ways that human cells can die: They are destroyed through an injury or viral agent The cells induce themselves to commit suicide Cell Death through Injury or Harmful agents Cells in our bodies that have been damaged due to injuries, such as exposure to lethal/toxic chemicals or mechanical damage tend to go through a series of changes …


Endothelial Cells & The Endothelium Layer

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Human Endothelial cells “EC” are estimated to account for nearly 1 kg of mass in the human body. This mass is about the same as our livers. Endothelial cells are thought to be produced by the splanchnopleuric mesoderm. These vital cells line the insides of all our blood vessels, including microscopic capillaries to larger arteries such as the aorta. The …


Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor G-CSF Stimulation

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G-CSF Stimulation use in Stem Cell Therapies Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor is also known as colony-stimulating factor 3,G-CSF, GCSF, GM-CSF or Rm-GSF. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors are a special kind of protein or “growth factor” that the body naturally manufactures in the bone marrow that is often used in cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and NK Cell Therapy. Creating White Blood Cells – …


Discovery of Neuro-Mesodermal Progenitors Cinderella Cells

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The human spinal cord,skeleton cells and muscle cells are all created from cells known as NMP’s or neuro-mesodermal progenitors. The formation of these vital cells has remained a mystery until now. These cells are created in a complex yet carefully timed signal by a growing embryo which instructs the neuro-mesodermal progenitor cells to differentiate into the various types of cells …


Stromal Vascular Fraction SVF Cells

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Stromal vascular fraction or SVF cells is a medical term that describes a heterogeneous kind of cell that are typically found in adipose “fat” tissue. SVF cells are not the same as “stem cells” and are generally used for cosmetic purposes. These types of cells constitute about 2/3rd of all cells in the human body. The remaining cells are called …