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Can fasting destroy our adaptive immune system?

Fasting for 72 hours been shown to lead to white blood cell regeneration (1). The cells basically die after several days, and are created again from stem cells upon feeding. This article describes how ...
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Is there any clinical evidence supporting or infirming the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy for humans?

I have read some claims about the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy. Example (mirror): Innovative treatments that include stem cell therapy, supplements, growth ...
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Why has the Notch1 intracellular domain -transfected MSC expected as the grater regenerative medicine for ischemic stroke? What has assumed as MOA?

In Japan, SanBio's investigational regenerative medicine product, SB623, become a hot topic. The 'active ingredient' of SB623 seems to be gene-modified mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. That cells ...
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Is it technically possible to replace aging body part and live forever? [closed]

I heard that iPS cells can be used to make some human organs (Takebe, et al. 2013). If we make young organs using regenerative medical techniques and replace aging organs with them, can we live ...
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Bone marrow donation vs. peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

There are two ways of donating to help patients with destroyed stem cells: one surgical (bone marrow donation) and one nonsurgical that is done with a process that is similar to donating blood (...
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What if we replace the DNA in stem cells with ours and we place the cells inside damaged organs to heal them?

I don't know a lot about stem cells or if a person's DNA could affect them in such a manner that if a person would have a damaged limb or organ, it would make it grow back with stem cell treatment.
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What’s keeping us from growing organs from stem cells?

If we know how to cause embryonic stem cells to differentiate into different tissue types, and we know how embryonic development turns those tissues into organs, why can’t we yet grow entire human ...
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How can I preserve my stem cells?

I'm considering preserving (banking / cryopreserving) stem cells while young on in off-chance it becomes useful in the future. I couldn't find any organizations providing this service. Is it because ...