STEM CELLS

STEM CELLS - STEM CELLS CANCER CURING OR CANCER CAUSING?...

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STEM CELLS CANCER CURING OR CANCER CAUSING?
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REVOLUTIONARY BREAKTHROUGHS Over the last few decades, stem cells provided revolutionary breakthroughs for treating diseases that were previously rendered incurable. Certain Cancers, Parkinson’s Disease and many others.
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RELAPSE However, after many successful initial therapies and recoveries of tumors and cancers, Scientists have discovered an increasing relapse of the secondary tumors occurring. It is well known to the scientific community that the primary rise of diseases such as malignant cancers are largely a result of DNA mutations in certain genes that regulate growth.
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THE FIVE HALLMARKS The DNA mutations in the genes typically display atleast 5 different types of hallmarks that embarks a cancer cell. Unlimited growth signals which is self sufficient. Insensitive to negative feedback; growth inhibitory hormones Evasion of programmed cell death Unlimited replication potential Sustained angiogenesis Metastasis.
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SO WHY THE RELAPSE OF THE TUMORS? The five hallmarks discussed above seems to also co-incidentally fit the description of the nature of stem cells. Recent evidence stated in a research article
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course COOP 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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