Lec 2 Reflection paper

Lec 2 Reflection paper - should be non-polar But then again...

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Reflection paper Today was the second lecture of the semester. At first we learned about In Vitro fertilization, and I was blow away by the facts and pictures. To be honest, I did not know if this class was for me. But who would have known that stem cells can be so interesting. An interesting ability that sets stem cells from the other cells of our body is their ability to proliferate forever. Unlike normal cells, stem cells will reproduce itself forever if given the right environment. When stem cells divide, it will turn into two daughter cells, one will stay a stem cell, and the other will turn into a specialized cell. In addition to this, stem cells can also “relocate” themselves anytime to heal our entire body. Amazing! Thinking of all this makes you wonder about the chemistry behind stem cells. Are they polar? Non-polar? I feel like they would be non-polar because in order to travel through the bloodstreams of the body fast enough, they
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Unformatted text preview: should be non-polar. But then again, the science of a human body is filled with mysteries. The different types of stem cells are all very interesting as well. The hematopoietic stem cells for example, are stem cells in the bone marrow, and are precursors for all stem cells. They provide the blood cells necessary for fighting infections. Another type of stem cells is mesenchymal stem cells. The mesenchymal stem cells interest me the most because of their multiple usages. They can be turned into fat cells, cartilages, bones, ligaments, muscles, or even skin cells! This type of stem cell can practically do anything and BE anything! In my past, I have never studied stem cells, but after this lecture I find stem cells to be extremely interesting. The proliferation ability of stem cells enables the scientists to study them continually, which means there are still many hidden facts yet to be discovered!...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course ANTHRO 2AC taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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