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Fetal RNA - mRNA and microRNA - has been detected in maternal blood as shown in this report. Here's a second report showing how fetus gives back to repair the maternal myocardium - fetal cells traffic to an injured maternal myocardium and undergo cardiac differentiation.


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The epidermis is a four- or five-layered epithelium. The top layers are squamous whereas the bottom ones are more columnar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidermis_(skin)). The lowest layer is separated from the dermis by the basal membrane (a.k.a. basal lamina, basement membrane). The process of wound healing in skin is extremely complex and obviously ...


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It would first be good to look at the different layers within the skin as you mentioned in your question. The skin is made up of: Epidermis: the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone Dermis: beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands Hypodermis: ...


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UV rays cause damage is by thinning the walls of surface blood vessels, leading to bruising, bleeding, and the appearance of blood vessels through the skin. Longwave UV radiation (UV-A) accounts for up to 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface. Although UV-A is less intense than UV-B, it is more prevalent and can penetrate deeper into the ...


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Saying protein in general helps to heal wounds is a very far step. Different proteins are essential for nearly every process that happens anywhere in your body. There is a range of proteins which is required specifically for wound healing. The first step of wound healing is blood clotting in order to close wounds. This uses several so-called clotting ...


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I heard that as well and was skeptical at first, but apparently there IS science to support it- http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/11/21/helpful-mouse-fetuses-naturally-send-stem-cells-to-mom-to-fix-her-damaged-heart/ Officially found with mice, but it supports how some women that suffered damages while pregnant are sometimes found with their ...



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