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    Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

    In this new study, scientists observed that microchimeric cells are not only found circulating in the blood, they are also embedded in the brain. They examined the brains of deceased women for the presence of cells containing the male “Y” chromosome. They found such cells in more than 60 percent of the brains and in multiple brain regions. Since Alzheimer’s disease is more common in women who have had multiple pregnancies, they suspected that the number of fetal cells would be greater in women with AD compared to those who had no evidence for neurological disease. The results were precisely the opposite: there were fewer fetal-derived cells in women with Alzheimer’s. The reasons are unclear

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...-mothers-brain

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    amazing article... I'm completely dumbfounded by science all the time lol

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    Wow, pretty interesting stuff


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    Super interesting!! It's mind blowing how much we learn every day!
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