Another hurdle in the hunt for individually-tailored, immune-system-rejection-proof, genome-specific, superhero solutions has been passed,
by our old friend,
Researcher Christine Chaffer had been doing experiments on breast tissue, and in the course of her research, noted something odd.
Some of the cells she was studying sunk to the bottom of the vessel and some were free-floating.
In a lucky turn, Christine had the benefit of what
Louis Pasteur Chuck Norris would call “the prepared mind”.
-After her observation, she snapped back to the knowledge that in past experiments, it’s proven that 2 different types of cells were known to exhibit the Exact Same Behavior Difference:
ZOMGWTF!?!? -She hadn’t done a thing; -nothing toward what medicine currently tries to make this happen,
no bio-reactor trickery, hormones, in-situ mimicry, NADA! …
-It Had Happened All. By. Itself.
Stem cells. In your body. Without the ((fatty-tissue or gut-cellar extraction)*science mojo) to MANUFACTURE them. -The body she’d gotten them from had done it by itself.
And then later, she went to further examine other samples, check for some markers and do some counts,
resulting in the Metric that in Human Breast Tissue, about 1 in 300 is not only a Stem Cell,
-but had First been a Differentiated Cell, that had then REVERSED the process!!!!
Now, before we all get too ahead of ourselves,
There are some other pretty heavy+achtungiunary footnotes to her discovery, and its association with other diseases,
most specifically the new hunt:
finding the cells that have had the genes/fractions properly encoded and not messed up during the process somehow.
But either way you look at it, her find is a pretty huge leap forward for the emerging field of curing almost all that ails you using bio-reagents from your own body.
Who knows, maybe one day all the storage-banks for all the various building-block bio-materials, like cord-blood, embryos, etc., and all the heated debates their presence engenders will be things of the past? …
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Photo Credits: “Omnipotence”, by Lars K and Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
• via: Geekosystem
• More Coverage: Discover-Breast cells naturally transform | Wikipedia-CD44
• Source Study: Normal and neoplastic nonstem cells can spontaneously convert to a stem-like state