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The Stem Cell Divide
JULY 2005
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Photograph by Max Aguilera-Hellweg, M.D.

A bone-marrow transplant performed in Paris by physician Francoise Bernaudin cured nine-year-old Anthony Pululu of sickle-cell anemia. The treatment is actually a decades-old stem cell therapy in which a sick patient's immune and blood systems are wiped out and replaced with healthy marrow stem cells that repopulate the body. It's one of a growing number of promising therapies using so-called adult stem cells—as opposed to the more controversial embryonic stem cells.



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Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Ebony SV45
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 100 Plus Readyload
Lens: Schneider Macro-Symmar HM 120mm, f/5.6
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/22

Weather Conditions: Cool autumn day
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment or Comments: I always work with artificial light, but my portable strobe had just failed, so I just used what was there.
 
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