The research paper outlines a method that
promises to keep stem cells implanted in the body for treatment of
various conditions "forever
young." The new process can slow the growth of the stem
cells and the differentiation and proliferation of the stem
One of the paper authors, Dr. Ellis-Behnke said, "The
successful storage and implantation of stem cells poses significant
challenges for tissue engineering in the nervous system, challenges
in addition to those inherent to neural regeneration. There is a need
for creating an environment that can regulate cell activity by
delaying cell proliferation, proliferation, and maturation.
Nanoscaffolds can play a central role in organ regeneration as they
act as templates and guides for cell proliferation, differentiation
and tissue growth. It is also important to protect these fragile
cells from the harsh environment in which they are
New advancements in nanotech promise a new
era in tissue and organ construction according to Dr. Ellis-Behnke.
The researchers developed what they call a self-assembling nanofiber
scaffold (SAPNS) used for implanting young cells.
used a scaffold that they created as a substrate for stem cell
adhesion and migration. This helped the stem cells survive once
implanted and helped prevent the invasion of cells from the
surrounding tissue. The goal of the SAPNS is to slow the growth and
differentiation of the implanted cells to give the cells time to
acclimate to the new environment. The researchers have been able to
use the technique to extend the life of cells implanted into the
brain and spinal cord of living animals.
"That delay is very important when the immune system tries
attacking cells when they are placed in vivo."
and researchers have previously used stem cells to restore
the vision in a damaged eye and students embedded stem cells into
sutures to help promote
the healing of tendons after repair.
quote: Also consider this; a human is consider dead when their heart stop beating (no machine aid), so let use this solid logic... a human is a live when they have a heart beat... I think that start around day 6 or 7 right...
quote: Animals or not, the world is already over-populated and at some point we will run out of food.
quote: Liberals want to give fucking dogs and cats rights but won't give them to an unborn child.
quote: ...but fight just as hard to allow mothers to destroy their fetuses.
quote: From a Catholic POV, we only care about the stem cells that come from aborted babies. You know the ones where they stick a knife in the babies neck and kill it?
quote: Religion doesn't need to enter into the equation about whether or not an unborn child is "technically alive".
quote: If they can save thousands of actual living people by experimenting with embryos that are essentially not even human...
quote: Stem cell research is controversial...