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I just saw a commercial for some anti-aging cream.....it says it targets stem cells, HUH????

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Sounds kind bizzar at first since most folks consider stem cells as being from embryos.

A quick turn around the next and I found out that there are actually "adult stem cells" of various sorts and in various locations of the body.

"Skin stem cells occur in the basal layer of the epidermis and at the base of hair follicles. The epidermal stem cells give rise to keratinocytes, which migrate to the surface of the skin and form a protective layer. The follicular stem cells can give rise to both the hair follicle and to the epidermis."

Apparently these skin stem cells is what the 'anti-aging cream' is trying to target.

Learn something new every day...lol

Marie who loves kitties

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It doesn't exist! we are all aging like the new babies---a day at a time. LOL

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We all have stem cells which are cells that renew or reinvent themselves. Skin, hair, stomach, etc.... We traditionally think of stem cells as teh embryonic cells that create life.

Best Always, mike

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