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  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells

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    Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) resides within the bone marrow, which serves as niche for the maintenance of HSCs. HSC niche maintain a balance between proliferation and differentiation not only during steady state of tissue homeostasis but also in stress conditions-like during bleeding, viral or bacterial infection or loss of blood cells caused due to toxins or chemotherapeutic agents. Identification of HSC niche has been a major challenge since years due to high mobility of HSCs. Unlike the other

  • Stem Cell Research

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    Rendering itself as a basic unit of growth and development, stem cells are essential in early life. They are small, unspecialized cells capable of reproducing and differentiating into different cell types. These cells can turn into a functional cell such as a muscle cell, organ-specific cell, brain cell, or a red blood cell. Despite controversy, stem cell research has given life back to suffering individuals and brought hope to the medical field. Along side many other major advancements of biology

  • The Alpha Chains

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    When the alpha chains are deleted, the iron that is supposed to attach to the alpha chains which contain a heme molecule becomes free iron. This is because the iron has nowhere to attach if its chain is missing. This free iron can be dangerous to the body because of its toxic nature. If the heme molecules are not binding, iron cannot be stored there and therefore be transported to the red blood cells. This means that oxygen is not being transported to the hemoglobin protein. The hemoglobin protein

  • The Role Of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation And Curing Disease

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    Discuss the role of haematopoietic stem cells in transplantation and curing disease 1. Hematopoietic stem cells Till and McCulloch described the two hallmarks of Haematopoietic stem cells to be long term self-renewal and the ability to differentiate into all various types of specialized blood cells, with one stem cell able to produce around a million mature blood cells after 20 divisions. The differentiation of these stem cells result in committed hemopoitic progenitor cells which give rise to

  • Different Types Of Cell Research

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    Scientists later discovered that they could rescue the mice from hematopoietic failure by injecting cells from blood-forming organs of healthy mice. This discovery uncovered the importance of the hematopoietic system and its functions, such as the bone marrow’s role in the regeneration of blood and immune cells. Early research of HSCs primarily focused on characterizing HSCs from other cells. Identifying and differentiating HSCs from other cells proved to be easier said than done,

  • Different Types Of Cell Research

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    From brain cells to skin cells, our body is made up of 200 different types of specialized cells. One of the most versatile types of cell is a stem cell. Stem cells are cells that have not been specialized yet; in other words, they do not have a specific job. For example, nerve cells work to send signals throughout your body, while stem cells do not have any specific functions. But they do possess the ability to develop into all of the other different types of specialized cells in our body. With regenerative

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Research Papers

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    The type of cancer I chose to write about is called acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is developed through damaged bone marrow and blood cells. Stem cells form blood cells, these stem cells that form white cells start out as cells then generate into blast cells, or also known as lymphoblast. Lymphoblast then produce a cell a type of white blood cell known as lymphocytes. This damaged cell then becomes a leukemic cell and multiples into billions of cells leukemic lymphoblast

  • Informative Speech About Leukemia

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    There are several types of treatments that are used to treat leukemia. The first goal of treatment is to get blood counts back to normal by destroying signs of leukemia in the body and to make the symptoms go away. If this succeeds and the bone marrow begins to look healthy than the cancer is said to be cleared. This is called remission, while in remission, more therapy may be given to prevent a relapse. Chemotherapy is the first treatment given to achieve remission. It is sometimes required

  • Leukemia And Its Effects On Cancer Development

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    people globally will be diagnosed with leukemia, and they will have a 58.5% chance of survival in the next 5 years (National Cancer Institute, 2015). Leukemia is a group of cancers that originate from bone marrow and create cancerous blood cells that overcrowd healthy blood cells within the bone marrow. (National Cancer Institute, 2014). Compared to other types of cancer, leukemia is considered to be relatively rare (National Cancer Institute, 2015). Despite this, leukemia is unlike other cancers due

  • Leukemi Well-Known Cancer

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    its ability to occur in anyone. Leukemia is a type of cancer where your bone marrow, which produces blood cells, produces abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal cells have a longer life span than normal cells, which die in a cycle. Since they interfere with the cycle, they begin taking up more space, leaving little room for the normal cells to live.