An abridged summary of the science of stem cells.

Remember that one inspirational quote you found on Facebook at 3a.m. that read something along the lines of: “A rose doesn’t compare itself to the flowers around it, it just blooms.” Consequently, that quote gave you (and myself) a solid 5 minutes of motivation and a huge self-esteem boost. Well, surprise! That beautiful rose that we all aspire to be has been scientifically proven to acquire genes similar to ours! (Take THAT judgmental flowers, you know, the ones from Alice in Wonderland? Remember? No? Ok:( ) Actually, according to Lund University, the plant and animal kingdoms were separated through evolution more than 1.6 billion years ago, and although the proteins in mammalian and plant stem cells are very different, there are major similarities in the ways in which they interact.

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Now, you may be thinking, what even is the big deal about stem cells? Well, stem cells function as a source of new cells to grow or replace specialized tissues, or it adapts to the needs of the mammal. This is important for the entirety of the animal kingdom because stem cells act as a "blank slate” as far as cells go, and have the capability to adapt to the type of specialized cells that are required for all sorts of things; from healing that paper cut to growing back your hair after a self-love day gone wrong. Stem cells have even show promise in research studies covering cancer to  autoimmune disease.

Going back to the similarities between plants and mammals, plants do not exclusively have “stem” cells. What they have instead are referred to as meristematic cells located in their meristem. If the meristematic cells are the “blank slates”, let’s think of the meristem as the Arts&Crafts store. These cells are responsible for the growth of the plant as well as various organs. In this sense, the meristematic cells adapt to the needs of the plant, making them comparable to stem cells in mammals.

The study of similarities between the stem cells of both plants and animals has an exciting future, and at Nexderma we are proud to spearhead and participate in the exciting scientific findings to come. Our Stem Gel contains meristematic cells that have shown in our case studies, testimonials, and even published work (on the human side, from Genadyne) an almost immediate and positive response for all of our animal friends! Don’t take our word for it, order some samples and see for yourself. The future of natural healing is here, and we cannot wait to throw away our mystery ointments and questionable little blue pills because of it!

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