Skip to comments.Breast milk contains stem cells
Posted on 02/23/2008 8:14:53 PM PST by samiam1972
The Perth scientist who made the world-first discovery that human breast milk contains stem cells is confident that within five years scientists will be harvesting them to research treatment for conditions as far-reaching as spinal injuries, diabetes and Parkinsons disease.
But what Dr Mark Cregan is excited about right now is the promise that his discovery could be the start of many more exciting revelations about the potency of breast milk.
He believes that it not only meets all the nutritional needs of a growing infant but contains key markers that guide his or her development into adulthood.
We already know how breast milk provides for the babys nutritional needs, but we are only just beginning to understand that it probably performs many other functions, says Dr Cregan, a molecular biologist at The University of Western Australia.
He says that, in essence, a new mothers mammary glands take over from the placenta to provide the development guidance to ensure a babys genetic destiny is fulfilled.
It is setting the baby up for the perfect development, he says. We already know that babies who are breast fed have an IQ advantage and that theres a raft of other health benefits. Researchers also believe that the protective effects of being breast fed continue well into adult life.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencealert.com.au ...
breast fed is best fed. wow
(Real nice you guys... )
WOW! First reply and there’s pics already! Come on! LOL!
What utter source to have for milk?
We were so poor my mommy had powdered milk in her boobies
I post a serious topic and it’s going to get moved to the Smoky Backroom. It’s been hijacked already!!!
If the cells can survive adult digestion like they do in infants, why not just start a chain of Breast Bars? Hooters Dairy!
yes and that picture has some hugh and series beebers stuning
While sitting in the car waiting for my wife to come out of a Mini-Market this week, I spied on the back window of a Good Ol’ Boy’s Pick-em-up Truck, a round decal.
In the decal was depicted the silhouette of a chesty female who was endowed just about like your photo, and the name of the organization the decal advertised was: BUCK RUBS! Hillarious! Buck Rubs! The gal in your photo really has a pair of ‘em! BUCK RUBS! Snicker-snort!
I’d guess there’s more plastic than stem cells!
Oh, that is so wrong!!!!! Thank you for only posting the link!
Ahhh, perdogg, there is more plastic in Pammies chest than in a ToysRUs.
Mom ping? The boys are killing me over here!
No, but you could probably keep a computer chip factory going for months....
Someone had too much time with Mr. Photoshop didn’t he?
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