"Restoring hearing and vision in animals with stem cells"

Stem cells can develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Without these cells human tissues could not survive and we would die when the first cells wore out.

many types of stem cells
many types of stem cells

Bone marrow stem cells from humans  has restored the lost hearing and vision in embryonic guinea pigs.This may be the key to unlock the first step toward helping people. Another group of researchers  grew functioning eyes in tadpoles using frog cells.

Stem cell research hold extraordinary promise for treating a wide range of deadly and disabling diseases that plague millions.
How did they grow hearing cells?

By cultivating stem cells into neuron-like cells in petri dishes and then harvesting and transplanted them into the inner ears of the guinea pigs within three months later, the animals appeared to have some hearing, The goal was to regrow the tiny hair cells that are essential for mammals to hear.
What damages these hair cells?

“When sensitive hair cells in the inner ear of humans and other mammals are killed — by loud noise, autoimmune attack, toxic drugs, or aging — the damage is permanent. Humans cannot naturally replace them, other animals like birds and reptiles can automatically regenerate hearing cells.

Michael Zuber and colleagues at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, grew functioning eyes in blinded frog embryos using stem cells.

In frog usually stem cells only form skin when grown in vitro. Zuber’s team of researchers discovered thatby  adding seven different stimulating genetic “factors” eye formation genes were turned on..

When they transplanted the transformed cells into frog embryos, the resulting tadpoles could see out of those eyes, Zuber told the meeting. Genetic tests showed that the stem cells had transformed, a process called differentiation, into many different cell types. all cell types needed for vision were formed again.

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Excerpts courtesy of stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics

Excerpts courtesy of Rueters.com Stem cells restore hearing, vision in animals
– Maggie Fox,  Health And Science Editor  Reuters– Wed Nov 19, 2008.

Image courtesy of csa.com/discoveryguides/stemcell/pluri

"FEDS sue over sale of inferior meat for school lunch program"

Bad meat for school lunches
Bad meat for school lunches

Do not mess with the Federal Government or the Humane Society of America-This time both are the good guys.

U.S. Department of Justice Joins Suit Filed by Humane Society of the United States on Behalf of American Taxpayers

A federal district court in Los Angeles unsealed a major False Claims Act lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States against the two companies—Hallmark Meat Packing and Westland Meat Company Inc.—responsible for the downed animal abuse scandal last year in Chino, Calif. The HSUS’s investigation into the mistreatment of animals too sick or injured to walk, which exposed abuses at the country’s second largest supplier of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program, led to the largest meat recall in the nation’s history.
The U.S. Department of Justice for joining The HSUS in seeking to hold federal meat suppliers accountable when they fail to provide humane treatment of animals in accordance with federal law,” said Jonathan R. Lovvorn, vice president & chief counsel for animal protection litigation at The HSUS. “The meat industry should take notice that if they defraud federal agencies and the American taxpayers by abusing animals, there will be serious consequences for their inhumane and reckless actions.”

The suit wants to hold Hallmark Meat Packing and Westland Meat Company Inc.accountable for the downed animal abuse scandal last year in Chino, Calif. In the HSUS’s investigation into the mistreatment of animals too sick or injured to walk exposed abuses at the country’s second largest supplier of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program this led to the largest meat recall in the nation’s history.

Sounds yummy for our childrens tummies-not so much.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of HSUS.org

Meat Supplier Faces $150 Million Lawsuit for Using Sick and Injured Animals in the Federal School Lunch Program 5/1/2009.

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Fear and Pandemics-swine flu

Let’s crank up the fear – the fear will make you sick and drop your immunity for sure.

Calm down.

Drink purified water every 1/2 hour to stay hydrated at least.

Eat well- lots of fruits and veggies.

Sleep deeply and 6 to 8 hours.

Take your vitamins -a d, e, ester c

Hugging / kissing -especially sick people – not too long

Wear mask around sick people.

Stay home if sick

Wash hands frequently.

See your health practitioner is you get flu like symptoms.

Check out our blog daily for calm activities to keep your energy high.

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Swine Flu virus lodges in the upper respiratory infections/pneumonia

In Mexico deaths of young people ages 20-40 yrs of age has 100 people sick with various flus.

Swine flu patients have had no contact with swine.

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Runnig across America to inspire others

Inspiring herself and others to follow their dreams and stay healthy, Katie Visco is running across America. She will be the youngest women to travel this distance when she completes the run in December ’09. She is 23 years old.

Katie running across America
Katie running across America

Katie is not running nonstop, but will travel in her running shoes to various places across America she has wanted to see and visit a bit. this is a dream she has had since she was a teen.
In the course of the trip she will need to stay well hydrated and have good nutritionally supportive food. During the run she estimates that she will run through 200 to 300 pairs of running sneakers.
Katie welcomes all to join her along her route for a short or long run with her.
Good running Katie!

Help yourself and American stay healthy and follow your dreams today.
Thanks Katie for helping us see another way People are helping other people.

Create a plan to embrace your dream, and run towards it fully!


She needs your help. Please make a donation now. Donations will go towards run costs and all net proceeds to her charity, Girls on the Run
.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of paveyourlane.com

Susan Boyle -Yes we can all make a difference

Never give up dreaming

47 Year old Susan Boyle shocked the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.

Listen to Susan’s heavenly voice.

Here are the Lyrics (Thanks to NewHotdox)

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high,
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used,
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung,
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame.

And still I dream he’ll come to me
And we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather…

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.

Thanks you Susan for showing us that wonderful talents no no age or image and the joy of sharing your gift can be appreciated by all.

Resources

Listen to her heavenly voice: courtesy of Youtube.com

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