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  • Essay On Bone Marrow

    Bone Marrow Bone marrow is soft, gelatinous tissue found in hollow spaces in the interior of most bones. It is highly vascular and enriched with many blood vessels and capillaries. The average weight of bone marrow is about four percent of the total body weight (Bone Marrow Anatomy). Bones that contain bone marrow are: the hip bone, breast bone, skull, ribs, vertebrae, shoulder blade and thigh bone. Bone marrow contains immature cells, called stem cells. It is the place where new blood cells are produced. 200 billion new red blood cells are made by bone marrow within a lifetime. Healthy bone marrow produces between 150 thousand to 450 thousand platelets per microliter of blood (the amount of blood that fits on the head of a pin) each day.…

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  • Physical Treatment: The Diagnoses Of Leukemia

    is. A bone marrow aspiration test might be needed to check for the blood cells that cause leukemia and to see what type of leukemia it is. This test is done by inserting a large needle into the middle of hip bone to get a sample of the yellow spongy marrow. Other tests that may be performed is a spinal tap where you take a sample of the fluid that fills the spaces in and around the brain and spinal cord, so that it can be checked for the cells that cause leukemia. Also, a chest x-rays and…

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  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

    leukemias. It is a classification of cancer of the blood and the bone marrow (the soft fatty material in the cavities of bones, where blood cells are constructed). The average age for this type of leukemia is 65 years or older, and is also more common in males rather than females. Acute Myeloid Leukemia is alleviated in 35-40% of people that are less than 60 years old and 5-15% in people older than 60 years old. (2) If left untreated, it can be terminal, and also it can spread to other parts of…

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  • The Negative Impact Of Stem Cell Research On Human Life

    Canada Cancer Society has been doing a great deal of research with stem cells, and have begun to find other methods that would be considered as a more appropriate way to harvest stem cells. The Canadian Cancer Society reports that “Stem cells are 10–100 times more concentrated in bone marrow than in peripheral blood” (Canadian Cancer Society). This research being done is one of the many promising ways to harvest stem cells without compromising another life. Patients who are treated with this…

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  • Essay On Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

    other variables. Typically, patients have coagulation studies (COAG), liver function tests (LFT), and tests for infection. Other tests such as a complete blood count (CBC), a peripheral smear, bone marrow examination, coombs test, viral studies and an immunoglobulin quantitation are other test used as a means of elimination to determine a diagnosis of ITP. With the signs and symptoms of ITP presenting with purpura which is bruising or discolored (purplish) areas of the skin and/or mucous…

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  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia Paper

    The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood (“Major Functions,” n.d.). Leukemia is a malignant cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects this system and involves an abnormal growth of white blood cells (McGlaufin, Munger, and Nelson, 2015). Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a subtype of this disease and is most common in older adults, specifically males 65 and older (Turbeville, 2014). In AML, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, red blood…

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  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

    Within the past decade stem cell research has been a very debatable issue within the secular and religious communities. The ongoing debate has been based on the basis of embryonic stem cell research, the moral ethics of it, versus adult stem cell research. While generalized stem cell research can and has led to huge scientific breakthroughs, the benefit from embryonic research does not warrant the risk of potentially killing a future President. So what are stem cells and why are they…

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  • Noncommunicable Disease Research Paper

    abnormal cells that destroy body tissue. For a cancer to occur, a buildup of abnormal cells will form a tumor, which will travel to neighboring tissues throughout the body and divide, forming new tumors, in a process known as metastasis. Cancers can develop practically anywhere in the body and are classified according to the tissues they affect. Cancers of the blood-forming organs are known are Leukemias, or “blood cancers”. Leukemia is a cancer that begins in the blood-forming tissue and floods…

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  • Benefits Of Stem Cell

    the website entitled “Stem Cell Basic” published by the National Institute of Health has done research on adult cells and found that the main purpose of adult stem cells or “somatic stem cells” are to “maintain and repair” tissues or organs were “they are found”. Meaning stem cells that are found in the bone marrow tends to the maintenance of the blood cell or its restoration. Bone marrow transplant is a widely used form of treatment for various conditions. In a New York Times article…

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  • Regenerative Capabilities

    condensed dental mesenchyme, dental papilla, odontoblasts, dental pulp, cementum, periodontal ligaments, and chondrocytes (Chai, fate of mammalian). Adult SCs have been identified in tissues including skin, intestine, liver, brain, and bone marrow. An adult SC can divide and create another cell like itself, as well as a more differentiated cell. However the capacity for differentiation into other cell types is limited and is known as being multipotent. Multipotency is a unique feature of…

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