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  • Cells are the Smallest Unit of Life

    Cells are the smallest unit of life, the very building block of life, and together make us and all other multicellular organism what we are. Adult cells are usually specialized for specific function (i.e. cartilage, acid secretion in the stomache, etc). However, some cells remain less specialized and differentiated, called stem cells. Stem cells play a primary role in the healing process, and are capable of dividing into a wide variety of cell types. While stem cells previously were collected using aspiration of bone marrow, but recently they have been found in very high numbers in fat, which is much easier to collect and more abundant. The ease of obtaining adult stem cells from fat currently makes liposuction the preferred method for collection, and avoids the risk and controversy of embryonic stem cell use.

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    Joan Rivers, one of the most influential and admired female comedians in American history, was also an outspoken supporter, and recipient of plastic surgery.

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    The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been a huge cause for concern for the medical community and the population at large. It has so far claimed over 1,800 lives and is the largest outbreak of the disease in history. While the epidemic has raged on for months, most Americans did not know about it until infected patients, for the first time ever, were brought into the United States for treatment earlier this summer. Here are some important facts about the disease and how it has affected the United States.