Adult Stem Cell Awareness

May 22, 2008

Behold the Wonder of the Female Body

Filed under: Uncategorized — chelseaz @ 1:14 am

The female body is pretty amazing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its ability to generate and sustain the life of another human being. Now it is helping advance the science of stem cell research. So far scientists have been able to find stem cells in placenta, menstrual blood and breast milk. We also would not have umbilical cord blood stem cells, which have been successful in treating many human patients, were it not for the female body. Now two Indian researchers have discovered the presence of adult stem cells in the entire female genital tract:

[Scientists Satish] Patki and [Ramesh] Bhonde, who heads the stem cell division at NCCS, told newspersons in Kolhapur on Tuesday that they have also demonstrated that stem cells could be obtained from the female genital tract by using non-surgical methods…

Under lab conditions, the stem cells obtained from the uterus were developed into cells of kidney, liver, fat, brain and beta cells of the pancreas — which produces insulin — and the beating cells of the heart.

According to the researchers, the application of this research includes curing degenerative diseases and studying the effects of drugs.

According to them, the treatment with stem cells can increase the embryo carrying capacity of the uterus, which is helpful in infertility diseases like repeated abortions, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and for in-vitro fertilisation.

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2 Comments »

  1. Imagine that—in a matter of months, a small team of researchers in India has out-performed thousands of embryonic researchers working for ten years.

    Last I heard, no embryonic “scientist” has come up with ”
    “…. cells of kidney, liver, fat, brain and beta cells of the pancreas — which produces insulin — and the beating cells of the heart.”

    At least not one which can be safely implanted into a human who prefers living to brain tumors. Unfortunately, the lab animals don’t get that choice in embryonic research centers.

    Comment by don margolis — May 26, 2008 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  2. This just proves that we are “fearfully, wonderfully made”!
    Not only is my soul a treasure for God, but so is my body!

    Comment by Leticia Velasquez — May 29, 2008 @ 3:56 am | Reply


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