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Cells from unborn child found in mothers’ brains may help prevent Alzheimer’s
One of the most insidious effects of the pro-abortion mindset is how it takes the profound bond that should exist between a mother and her own child and completely perverts it, rendering the child an invader and the mother a mere “carrier” who can expel the baby at will. Some pro-abortion activists even go so far as to argue that the unborn child is a “parasite” that sucks life and nutrients from his mother while giving nothing in return.
But even taken on a purely scientific level, this isn’t true. New research is highlighting the fact that not only does the child benefit from the connection it has to his or her mother, but so does the mother. One fascinating article from Scientific American explains a brand new finding about how cells from a mother’s child can migrate all the way to the mother’s brain, and their presence seems to be related to better brain health.
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The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while her heartbeat provides a soothing constant rhythm.
The physical connection between mother and fetus is provided by the placenta, an organ, built of cells from both the mother and fetus, which serves as a conduit for the exchange of nutrients, gasses, and wastes. Cells may migrate through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid muscle, liver, heart, kidney and skin. These may have a broad range of impacts, from tissue repair and cancer prevention to sparking immune disorders.
It is remarkable that it is so common for cells from one individual to integrate into the tissues of another distinct person. We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as singular autonomous individuals, and these foreign cells seem to belie that notion, and suggest that most people carry remnants of other individuals. As remarkable as this may be, stunning results from a new study show that cells from other individuals are also found in the brain. In this study, male cells were found in the brains of women and had been living there, in some cases, for several decades. What impact they may have had is now only a guess, but this study revealed that these cells were less common in the brains of women who had Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting they may be related to the health of the brain.
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