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Marķa Cristina
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United States
Hello everyone who visits my gallery,

I am not an expert drawing or painting but I enjoy it a lot, so I really appreciate you time looking at my stuff and any comment you may leave to me as well :D

Usually I don't have the time to check this page every day, so if I forget to answer please excuse me! Sometimes its just hard to keep track on all the messages.

Wish you all the best,

So, there has been quite a debate in the scientific sphere lately.

To put it simple, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are the basis of regenerative medicine, a (still) dream-like way of treating patients replacing injured tissues with their own cells (so you don't have any immune rejection, like what happens with transplants).

iPSCs are normally made using complicated and time-consuming methods.

In January, a couple of papers reported the generation iPSCs of using an extremely alternative method. Something that could really change -in a good way- how you generate these cells. The problem? So far no other labs have been able to generate these alternative iPSCs, which are called stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells.

Why am I writing this here? Because it sounds so much like what happened to my character Claudia Luna, You can read her story here:…

Now back to this world's reality, I don't think it's time yet to say that STAP cells are a fraud or not. They are, without doubt, questionable aspects in the papers, but I prefer to wait and see for a little longer before I decide on my final opinion. Actually I should probably check in the lab if we have the reagents needed an try to make STAP cells as well...

Not sure how many people will read this, but if you want more info about this topic just post it below. I'm a grad student working on stem cell research, so I should be able to answer your questions.
If you are well versed in this topic, please excuse my simple words, I just wanted to make it understandable for everyone.
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  • Reading: Research papers...
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  • Playing: Skyrim
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Thank you for the favs :iconlovepls:
Thanks, Marķa Cristina, for the +fav !
Azifri Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome, sir. You have very interesting pictures in your gallery, hope you keep posting them :)
Thank you very much, Madam, I will not fail !
sombrefeline Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving :)
Thanks for the fave :)
fuguestock Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :hug:
NOMANSNODEAD Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch :-)
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Thank you for favoring my work :blackrose:
Thanks for the fave!
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