Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tell Me More on Stem Cells



Outward behavior suggests stem cells or a miracle.

I asked...

I will continue to have neurogenesis until I die? They [stem cells] would have been triggered in the beginning [of my bleed], and I haven't stopped [improving] yet. Is there some sort of cycle created? I wonder now if the same stem cells activated in the beginning are now doing this, or does my body now produce stem cells? I'm not equipped to answer that one. 
 
Then I read, "Stem cells may also replicate and remain stem cells without having a specialized function" - See more at: http://itthing.com/spinal-cord-injury-and-stem-cell-therapy#sthash.duIW4ECX.dpuf
 

I had to look more into this. I don't know a lot in this area.

Adult stem cells typically generate the cell types of the tissue in which they reside. For example, a blood-forming adult stem cell in the bone marrow normally gives rise to the many types of blood cells. It is generally accepted that a blood-forming cell in the bone marrow—which is called a hematopoietic stem cell—cannot give rise to the cells of a very different tissue, such as nerve cells in the brain. Experiments over the last several years have purported to show that stem cells from one tissue may give rise to cell types of a completely different tissue. This remains an area of great debate within the research community. This controversy demonstrates the challenges of studying adult stem cells and suggests that additional research using adult stem cells is necessary to understand their full potential as future therapies. http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/pages/basics2.aspx

So I possibly threw myself into a cycle of renewing stem cells. This is in debate in research. So I'll wait on that one. Maybe when I'm 60 years old I will be able to tell. Science may want to watch, also.

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