Thursday, February 09, 2006


What I was trying to explain last night and not doing a very good job, was this story.

"Research News
Babies' Cells Linger, May Protect Mothers

by Robert Krulwich

Morning Edition, February 8, 2006 · Some scientists have proposed that when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or a daughter, but a gift of cells that stays behind and protects her for the rest of her life. That's because a baby's cells linger in its mom's body for decades and -- like stem cells -- may help to repair damage when she gets sick. It's such an enticing idea that even the scientists who came up with the idea worry that it may be too beautiful to be true."

The whole story is here.

There's a part at the end when the researcher talks about his own mother that is very moving. The whole sound bite is 7 minutes and 48 seconds.

So, my point are always with your mother................always taking care of her.

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