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Reemerging Health Technologies - Chapter Summary
These lessons are about reemerging health technologies. Take a look at the possibilities of umbilical cord blood storage after birth and how scientists are conducting studies using embryonic stem cells to regrow and rejuvenate damaged body parts.
Examine how stem cells are able to fix damaged tissues and organs. You will find additional lesson topics, such as:
- The definition and function of the umbilical cord
- Uses, origins and properties of embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells
- What role stem cells can play in transplantation
- Reactions that can occur in transplant and transfusion procedures
- Limitations, advances and examples in the treatment of system disorders
This chapter uses both text and video lessons. Videos are hosted by Study.com instructors and each last about five to ten minutes. We include a video transcript and a convenient keyword-based video timeline tool so you can quickly go right to any specific portion of the video you want to replay. Every lesson come with a self-assessment quiz to help you test your comprehension of the subject matter as you progress through your studies.
1. What is the Umbilical Cord? - Definition & Function
The umbilical cord is a tube-like structure that connects a fetus to the mother's placenta, providing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood and removing waste. We will look closely at its structure and function, some potential problems that can occur, and the practice of cord blood storage after birth.
2. Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells: Uses, Origins & Properties
How can we grow a brand new windpipe? Or a heart? In this lesson, we'll learn about embryonic and adult stem cells and how scientists are using them to give people a new lease on life.
3. The Role of Stem Cells in Transplantation
Stem cells are able to repair and replace damaged tissues and organs, and can be transplanted into patients to treat many diseases. In this lesson, we will learn how stem cells are used in transplantation.
4. Transfusion and Transplant Reactions
A transfusion reaction occurs when incompatible blood is given to a recipient. A transplant rejection occurs when an incompatible organ or tissue is given to a recipient. Learn about these reactions and tests that are done to lessen their effects.
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