JOIN US: Martin Vidal speaking at the 2nd Current Veterinary Practices Conference - 26th March
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The stem cell wonderThe stem cell is the mother of every cell in our body. But which force determines the type of daughter cell that will be formed? The answer to this question lies within the “stem cell niche”. This is the micro-environment or natural habitat of stem cells. Changing the niche is changing the outcome of each stem cell. You can compare this phenomenon with the adaptation of chameleons to the changes in their environment. So if you mimic a cartilage environment, a stem cell will change into a cartilage cell, and if you mimic a bone matrix, a stem cell will turn into a bone cell.
Albert Einstein’s relativity theoryThe main difference with a chameleon though, is that a stem cell reaches her final destination as a differentiated adult cell. You can reflect Albert Einstein’s relativity theory upon this principle. In his theory he stated that energy can transform into a mass, which is in this case the tissue that is formed. Just imagine what stem cells can do for your injured horse!
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