An expose by Scott Pelly for CBS ’60 Minutes’ program aired on January 8, 2012. The segment focused on stem cell (SC) fraud and targeted a Dr. Dan Ecklund, the founder and director of Stem Cell Labs of Ecuador, a facility that offered cures for a long list of 70 incurable diseases. This episode followed on the heels of a prior expose done two years ago that also honed in on the lucrative but seamy area of SC cures.
Lot of tests can say when you’re having a baby or not on the first couple of days of one’s missed cycle. There are some much more sensitive ones which could identifythe HCG hormonea few days beforeyour period is due, but that testing will possibly not give you a precise result. It’s always best to have the test first thing in the morning while the HCG hormone level in the pee are the highest. A few products let you test at any point of the day. However when you choose to take the test, don’t consume all that much liquids before you take the test. It will lower the rates of cord blood gases hormone in the pee.
Next, let’s look at what they do. For most PSC, their ability to regenerate is limited to the tissues they are taken from. For example ones taken from the umblical cord blood skin will only become skin cells. Injecting them into the liver, will not result in new liver cells. Researchers are trying to find a way to change these pluripotent adult stem cells to become any cell of the body.
The verdict: After over an hour of experimenting and scrubbing both bathrooms and kitchen with my homemade glass cleaner and Borax/baking soda/vinegar/water combo, my house is pristine and I feel great. No coughing, wheezing, headache, and no need to crash on the couch and sleep the day away. And this stuff can be had for pennies compared to what you can spend on standard household cleaners. Two one gallon bottles of white distilled vinegar cost under $4 at Costco. The 4 pound box of Borax cost under $6 (my husband hunted it down at our small neighborhood drugstore, I later found it at a major retailer for $4.23). And my giant 13 pound pouch of baking soda was under $7, courtesy of good ‘ol Costco.
Experiments have showed that these are stem cells in menstrual blood. The stem cells are rich in white blood cells. Now this blood rich in stem cells can repair the damaged or the dying cells. Stem cells can be of three types, Hematopoietic stem cells, Mesenchymal stem cells and Endothelial stem cells. The Hematopoietic stem cells help to produce three types of blood cells, which help in circulation. They are white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. The Mesenchymal stem cells help to differentiate into chondrocytes, myocytes and many more. They are often termed as the gate keeper of bone marrow.
Usually the cord blood is collected after the placenta is delivered and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The surface of the umbilical cord is disinfected and a vein is punctured. The blood is collected in special blood collection bags that prevent contamination. Alternatively, 60 cc syringes can be used too by some cord blood banks. However, this needs to contain an anticoagulant for the blood. The entire process usually 5 to 10 minutes. Any delay beyond 15 minutes can drastically reduce the quantity of the umblical cord blood and the stem cells.
Week 21: Your body is replacing the amniotic fluid very three hours at this stage of your pregnancy. Baby’s leg and arm movements increase as the muscles and bones become stronger. By the end of the week a stethoscope will be able to detect the baby’s heart beat.
Stage three of the stages of labor is the delivery of the placenta. This generally takes from five to ten minutes, but may take as long as 30 minutes. Your health care provider will take care of delivering the placenta and making sure that any bleeding is under control. During this period, you may continue to have mild contractions. Your health care provider may ask you to push or massage your lower abdomen in order to help your uterus deliver the placenta, which will come out with a little bit of blood. The placenta needs to come out intact or fragments in the uterus may cause infection.