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Are there any pluripotent stem cells found in Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB)? If not, can the Hematopoietic stem cells(HSC)or other stem cells found in the UCB be induced to become muscle cells? 2) Further, what happens to stem cells that are intravenously injected into a body? If they are pluripotent, would they wander about in the body until they eventually attach to something and then change into that part of the body or would they all become blood cells? 3) And, if stem cells that have been "processed" to become muscle cells are released intravenously would they find there way to the muscles and attach thereto or be attacked by our immune response (assuming an autologous induction of stem cells)? 4) If the stem cells had been imprinted to become muscle cells yet not fully transformed and then intravenously injected, would those cells offer a better chance at finding their way to the proper location (the muscles)? thank you
Re: Are there any pluripotent stem cells found in Umbilical Cord Blood?
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