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Research confirms presence of stem cells in human milk

Posted May 14 2010 12:00am

Research confirms presence of stem cells in human milk

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 AT 12:00 AM (IST)

PUNE: Gynaecologist and infertility specialist Dr Satish Patki from Kolhapur and technical director, Stempeutics Research, Malaysia and senior scientist, National Centre for Cell Science Pune, Dr Ramesh Bhonde have collaborated on a research in which they have demonstrated the presence of stem cells in human milk.

They have also documented for the first time in literature the potential of these stem cells, isolated from human milk to differentiate into various other types of cells like insulin producing cells of pancreas, bone cells etc.

“We are floating stem cells derived from breast milk as a drug for neonatal diseases like sepsis, respiratory diseases and others, which lead to infant mortality. Oral stem cell therapy only works in the case of infants. The stem cells from mother’s milk can be cultured and stored in stem cell banks,” said Dr Bhonde…

via Sakaal Times .

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