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Breast milk contains stem cells
ScienceNetwork ^ | Monday, 11 February 2008 | Catherine Madden

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 Parkinson’s 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 baby’s 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 mother’s mammary glands take over from the placenta to provide the development guidance to ensure a baby’s 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 there’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; breastmilk; breasts; stemcellresearch; stemcells
As a dear friend of mine commented, "Thar's Gold in them thar.....um, nursies!"
1 posted on 02/23/2008 8:14:54 PM PST by samiam1972
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To: samiam1972
Stem cell gold mine


2 posted on 02/23/2008 8:16:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

breast fed is best fed. wow


3 posted on 02/23/2008 8:18:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: AliVeritas

Bookmark.

(Real nice you guys... )


4 posted on 02/23/2008 8:19:27 PM PST by AliVeritas ( (To err is human, to screw up takes Berkeley 's City Council) Hope in God, not man.)
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To: Perdogg

WOW! First reply and there’s pics already! Come on! LOL!


5 posted on 02/23/2008 8:19:30 PM PST by samiam1972 (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.)
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To: Perdogg

LOL!!! ROTFLMAO!!!


6 posted on 02/23/2008 8:22:01 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: samiam1972

What utter source to have for milk?


7 posted on 02/23/2008 8:22:13 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( John McCain a true BLUE conservative)
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To: samiam1972

We were so poor my mommy had powdered milk in her boobies


8 posted on 02/23/2008 8:22:18 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: al baby

I post a serious topic and it’s going to get moved to the Smoky Backroom. It’s been hijacked already!!!


9 posted on 02/23/2008 8:24:25 PM PST by samiam1972 (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.)
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To: samiam1972
human breast milk contains stem cells is confident that within five years scientists will be harvesting them

If the cells can survive adult digestion like they do in infants, why not just start a chain of Breast Bars? Hooters Dairy!

10 posted on 02/23/2008 8:24:43 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie
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To: samiam1972

yes and that picture has some hugh and series beebers stuning


11 posted on 02/23/2008 8:25:26 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Perdogg

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!


12 posted on 02/23/2008 8:27:46 PM PST by Tucker39 (Darwin, Huxley, Sagan, et al began believing in God and Creation after 5 seconds in Hell!)
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To: Perdogg

I’d guess there’s more plastic than stem cells!


13 posted on 02/23/2008 8:29:57 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: samiam1972
It may be breast that I only post the link to this picture illustrating what the future holds if this is accurate...

http://www.munlochygmvigil.org.uk/madge_campaign.jpg

14 posted on 02/23/2008 8:30:11 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Oh, that is so wrong!!!!! Thank you for only posting the link!


15 posted on 02/23/2008 8:35:39 PM PST by samiam1972 (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.)
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To: Perdogg

Ahhh, perdogg, there is more plastic in Pammies chest than in a ToysRUs.


16 posted on 02/23/2008 8:35:42 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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To: Vom Willemstad K-9

ping


17 posted on 02/23/2008 8:36:04 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Gabz

Mom ping? The boys are killing me over here!


18 posted on 02/23/2008 8:36:35 PM PST by samiam1972 (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.)
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To: Perdogg

No, but you could probably keep a computer chip factory going for months....


19 posted on 02/23/2008 8:36:48 PM PST by Eepsy (The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Someone had too much time with Mr. Photoshop didn’t he?


20 posted on 02/23/2008 8:37:20 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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To: Perdogg

I see your two and raise you two! The Greening of the Ecosystem!

21 posted on 02/23/2008 8:37:52 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: samiam1972
You have to keep a breast of the situation!!!

After all this is Free Repubis!

22 posted on 02/23/2008 8:40:02 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: ThomasThomas; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Is this research accurate or are they just milking us?


23 posted on 02/23/2008 8:41:53 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: samiam1972

Umm . . . good news!


24 posted on 02/23/2008 8:42:10 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: samiam1972
Oh, that is so wrong!!!!! Thank you for only posting the link!

You're welcome. I just couldn't resist the link though.

My daughter was breast fed and home schooled. She is now a very formidable adult with a college degree. When my wife was pregnant (1983) we chose our OB and pediatrician largely on the basis of being in favor of nursing. We weren't going to get railroaded into formula.

25 posted on 02/23/2008 8:44:50 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: samiam1972

No liberal wants a cure from easily acquired breast milk. They only fought hard for stem cell research when it involved killing human embryos. They are dead silent when stem cells are found elsewhere. Hmmm.


26 posted on 02/23/2008 8:45:18 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: samiam1972
And now to gross the men out: does this work both ways, you think?? [me runs]
27 posted on 02/23/2008 8:45:54 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative with no dog in the presidential race now *sigh*)
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To: Young Werther
I call...



28 posted on 02/23/2008 8:46:49 PM PST by WSGilcrest (I'm beginning to realize I don't realize what I'm saying.)
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To: samiam1972
I think I feel a tooth ache coming on.

29 posted on 02/23/2008 8:50:16 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: WSGilcrest

A young mom from Love Canal, NY...


30 posted on 02/23/2008 8:51:38 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

We need a restaurant name: I suggest “BBW’s”


31 posted on 02/23/2008 8:51:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Young Werther

Wow, I will volunteer to help relieve the pressure on her boobs.


32 posted on 02/23/2008 8:53:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

if obama gets elected all toys r us will be re named We be toys and Crap


33 posted on 02/23/2008 8:54:03 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: al baby; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; Finger Monkey; ...
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket TaЯd ping!

"Tard" refers to the ping list members and not to the subject of the thread!

List of Ping Lists

34 posted on 02/23/2008 8:59:02 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Secret Agent Man

Who knows, in the future, maybe health insurance will cover visits to your local Bada Bing Club!


35 posted on 02/23/2008 9:18:44 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie
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To: al baby
You're bad...but I like ya cause ya say 'hi' to your Mom.

:)PaMom

36 posted on 02/23/2008 9:22:52 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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To: Perdogg
Well that stem cell gold mine is laden with Hepatitis C.
37 posted on 02/23/2008 9:25:57 PM PST by JRochelle (The cult of Obama is real.)
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To: JRochelle

Ew!


38 posted on 02/23/2008 10:07:10 PM PST by samiam1972 (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.)
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To: WSGilcrest
DANG!

We can certainly tell that she's excited, since it shows on her ... face ...

There was a young woman from Pratt,
Who had triplets named Pit, Pat, and Tat.
The playtimes went well,
But the feeding was hell,
When she found there was no tit for Tat!
But -this- woman you found has that all worked out...


39 posted on 02/23/2008 10:46:01 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 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 Parkinson’s disease.]

I say, why should I wait five years to begin feeling the curative powers?


40 posted on 02/23/2008 11:45:53 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: WSGilcrest

three of a kind always beats a pair.


41 posted on 02/23/2008 11:54:02 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Its a tribute to her she died nov. 8 2006


42 posted on 02/24/2008 1:12:44 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Hooters Dairy!


43 posted on 02/24/2008 5:55:41 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: al baby

My sympathies...it is nice that your remember w/each post here.


44 posted on 02/24/2008 1:42:01 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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