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Thought for the Day: Stem Cells and Bollocks

Stem Cell:
noun – BIOLOGY
plural noun: stem cells

‘an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism which is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.’

There are a lot of ‘stem cell’ products around these days. Brands need to be very careful what claims they make when they suggest that a plant stem cell – a PLANT stem cell – can affect the cells in human skin. They can’t.

It’s one thing to use peptides to stimulate and give a ‘kick’ to the skin and collagen. It’s another to suggest that those carnations you bought from the Shell garage can reverse ageing and ‘wake up’ dead cells.

If we could ‘wake up’ anything ‘dead’ or ‘non-responsive’ in the human body don’t you think scientists would give that knowledge to people who are paralysed?

Bollocks.

Just saying.