Discovered Male Microchimerism Living in Female´s Brains

Our children are Always in our Heads – Literally! By Meadow

Based on Excerpts from the Article written By Robert Martone

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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 lungs, thyroid muscle, liver, brains, 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.

 Microchimerism is the persistent presence of a few genetically distinct cells in an organism. This was first noticed in humans many years ago when cells containing the male “Y” chromosome were found circulating in the blood of women after pregnancy. Since these cells are genetically male, they could not have been the women’s own, but most likely came from their babies during gestation.

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.

Microchimerism most commonly results from the exchange of cells across the placenta during pregnancy, however there is also evidence that cells may be transferred from mother to infant through nursing. In addition to exchange between mother and fetus, there may be exchange of cells between twins in utero, and there is also the possibility that cells from an older sibling residing in the mother may find their way back across the placenta to a younger sibling during the latter’s gestation. Women may have microchimeric cells both from their mother as well as from their own pregnancies, and there is even evidence for competition between cells from grandmother and infant within the mother.

What it is that fetal microchimeric cells do in the mother’s body is unclear, although there are some intriguing possibilities. For example, fetal microchimeric cells are similar to stem cells in that they are able to become a variety of different tissues and may aid in tissue repair. One research group investigating this possibility followed the activity of fetal microchimeric cells in a mother rat after the maternal heart was injured: they discovered that the fetal cells migrated to the maternal heart and differentiated into heart cells helping to repair the damage. In animal studies, microchimeric cells were found in maternal brains where they became nerve cells, suggesting they might be functionally integrated in the brain. It is possible that the same may true of such cells in the human brain.

 Cancer cells which arise due to genetic mutations are just such cells, and there are studies which suggest that microchimeric cells may stimulate the immune system to stem the growth of tumors. Many more microchimeric cells are found in the blood of healthy women compared to those with breast cancer, for example, suggesting that microchimeric cells can somehow prevent tumor formation.

This is a burgeoning new field of inquiry with tremendous potential for novel findings as well as for practical applications. But it is also a reminder of our interconnectedness.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Robert Martone is the Neuroscience therapeutic area lead for The Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence located in Greenfield, Indiana. He is a research scientist with extensive experience in drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases.

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My dear readers,

When I read this article, It made total sense to me, considering that the fetus breathes and eats thru the mother’s blood thru the placenta. It is all totally intertwined , much more than science can ever discover.  Even the mother’s emotions and dreams can be communicated and stay in the unborn baby’s memories and also the other way around. Mothers have been given the custody of life, they are co-creators.  A mother can love each one of her kids unconditionally, and know thru her sixth sense what is going on with them, having deep insight into their behavior and problems without speaking a word.

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Why do mothers always sense what is happening with their children?

Because part of the cells of her children still live inside of her body and all the cells communicate amongst them.

I once read some of the books that Japanese Dr. Masaru Emoto wrote about “The Miracle of Water”.  Water reacts to positive words, music, love and gratitude, it communicates thru distance. And our bodies and our cells are made of 80% water.  Water communicates with water, light with light, cells with cells, and little universes with bigger universes.  This is all God’s doing. There is so much we don’t know, but the Spirit reveals it to His children.

A child can be very far, but her cells that remained inside the mother can pick up the signals of the rest of her body and the mother can have a premonition, a dream, or feel her kid is in trouble, and immediately be compelled to pray for him/her. This may be God’s plan for mothers to communicate with their children in this way, telepathically, with a provided  love channel, like it is in Heaven.

Why do mothers love their kids unconditionally even if they do things they disapprove of?

Her children are literally part of her body, and nobody ever hated their own flesh.

Why is always the mother the communication center of the family, where all the kids go when they have problems, pains and sorrows, or when they want to touch base with their roots and identities?

Why is the mother always trying to protect, nurture and help her kids no matter how old or far they are?

Why does she always want to have them all close by and under her wings?

She is and will always be the “mothership”.

How come mom always knows when I mess up? Even when I try to keep her in the dark about it?

She doesn’t “know” it, she just feels it in her innermost, in her baby’s cells that live in her heart, brains and womb.

I totally marveled about the immensity of the love, thought, precision, care, and detail that went into our creation. Thank you Father for creating us the way you did. I am in awe! Everything about us is so deep and miraculous, so unbelievably perfect and full of wonder and magic.  Oh how great is the Creator´s love for his creation!

King David said it very well in Psalm 139:

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

 

This meditation lead to personal questions to the Lord, based in my recent bereavement, and I think the answers I received can also help many other moms whose kid may have left before their time.

The cells of the children that remain in the mother -as science is proving-, can adjust to any need in your body like stem cells, and  take different roles as neurons, blood cells, immune system, muscle, it is infinite, but they do go help mom wherever she needs it. It is like a pay forward system of gratitude and love from the child to the mom for having given it life and nurtured him.

It is God’s doing. If as a mother you had many children, their cells in you contribute to give you many extra health benefits, including less chances of breast and uterus cancer.

Children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward”

What would happen to the microchimeric cells of a child who dies before the mother does?  Do they also die?

Yes. They also die and their role in the body is interrupted, creating a sudden imbalance.

The grief of a mother is the worse humans can experience, because it is not only the emotional and spiritual pain, but also real tangible turmoil in her body.  It is documented that the physical health of the mother gets compromised. Her immune system goes down, there is a memory loss, lack of energy, tiredness, pains in different places, eating and sleeping disorders, and depression.  Many even say “something has also died inside of me”.

How can bereaved mothers replace the cells of the child they have lost? Will those cells dissolve and disappear forever and the connection be lost?

No. Some mothers keep grieving for many years, trying not to forget their children’s faces  That is the reason for so many Memorials.  But God thinks about everything and He has provided a backup -not only in Heaven- but also in the database of your memory. The living cells of your child inside of you have a replica, and although they are not functional anymore, they are not lost forever. An inactive copy remains ingrained in your DNA and in your brain. You can always retrieve the file and the memories will be there.

Pain lessens and goes away as new cells form and replace the loved ones functions.

How are the cells of your child replaced? What is God’s prevision for such a situation?

Somehow I feel that the microchimeric cells of the other children would take over some of the missing functions. They would have to multiply, increase, and double up being used to reverse the  damage, filling up all the vacant spots in order to help the mother´s body recuperate her normal functions. It would take time, depending on the number of siblings, the amount of cells, the mother´s attitude, her faith, and the support she receives from her family and friends. Each person is different and so is the duration of grief.

That may explain that the surviving siblings may feel mixed emotions, and their grief may take them thru periods of blaming, guilt, distancing, etc. As they feel the stress of their overworked cells in the mother and cannot pinpoint why.  Time, prayer and love solve all things. They are flesh of our flesh and blood of our blood and our relationship is eternal.

Maybe the moment when the mother  begins having more energy, more interest in life, starts eating and sleeping better and manages to resume some her tasks, coincides with the full takeover of the siblings cells filling the gaps.

 

But what if it was her only child?

Would that explain that those bereaved mothers are the ones who get sick and even die prematurely, or take longer to recuperate? Did our God of love also have a microchimerism plan B for this situation?

Yes. Science has not only discovered replicas of the children inside the mother’s brains. They also found assorted cells of the parents, the mother’s siblings, the grandparents, and who knows how far up the family tree those cells get stored in your DNA and backup database. Perhaps all the way to the Garden of Eden!

In most cultures and countries, when a mother loses her only child, other family members are there for her to nurture and accompany her until she can stand by herself again.  Doesn’t it make sense that the same thing would happen at a microchimerical   level?   The cells of the closest relatives alive in your body would be the ones to come to the emergency rescue  and takeover the vacant positions.

Most religions and even science admits that all that exists is somehow related, that we are all part of something bigger and we all affect each other for good or for bad.

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Consider the universe and its mathematical perfection, the planets, stars, and galaxies, all perfectly synchronized and moving in harmony, each in its place and fulfilling its role.  We see the same with the micro cosmos, with the molecules, atoms, neutrons and protons. And now, that we know about this deep and intimate universe at the microchimeric cell level, we can see the same miracle inside our bodies.

Everything works in order, in love and beauty, with total commitment to fulfill the purpose they were created for.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

 

And us human beings know so little… but we get so proud with the progress of science and technology, we admire our buildings, industries and machines, we worship our knowledge and scientific discoveries.

But I think that there is more wisdom, knowledge, mystery and love in only one single human cell, than in all the knowledge of humanity put together.  And those mysteries are not hidden.

God reveals His secrets to His Sons and His servants the prophets. He said:

“Call unto Me and I will answer you, and will show you great and mighty things that thou knowest not.”

We can chose to listen with our hearts, to become as little children and marvel at what is happening all around us.

Let’s unplug the TV set, the computer and even our cell phones..! Even if for only one hour, lets get out for a walk in the country side or the beach, lets listen to the sounds of nature and feel part of it.

How long has it been since you laid on the grass watching the clouds, or in the sand at night admiring the starry skies? Did you know that the stars are still there? Lets go look at them. They are proof that our Father loves us.

And spend time with your children, after all, although they don’t know, and may be too far or too busy to communicate with you as much as you wish, their microchimerism inside you is continually thanking you for having given them life and the love, attention, nurture and care that only a mother can give.

If this article has sparked questions in your heart, ask God for the answers. Share it with us in the comments so we can all benefit from it.

We have as much right as the scientists to figure things out, speculate, and create our own theories and hypothesis, with the difference that if we ask God about it we may get it right the first time.

 

 

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A Modern Parable

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One honest internet marketer discovered the Greatest Business with the best benefits ever known in the market industry (mind you a 100% commission for life!) for anyone who invested fully in it.

He got very excited, not only for himself and his family, but because he knew the people needed that Product. He put aside every other business, invested all that he had, and set himself to prepare the best possible promotional campaign to advertise his Business.

He knew his product was the Best, but he also knew that because the market was saturated with all kinds of fake products and “get rich fast” schemes, the people were skeptic and reluctant to engage in any new ventures, no matter how promising or professional the advertisements were.

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He searched for the latest state of the art technology that would empower his product; compiled stories, testimonials, pictures, slide shows, and videos, collected a good sized mailing list, and proceeded to send out regular emails around the world, attaching different promotional items each week.  He did that for many years. Meanwhile his business was growing by leaps and bounds.

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What happened to his marketing campaigns? How successful were there?

Well, here is what happened…

 

- Some of the emails were automatically considered spam and got returned.

 

- Others went directly to the junk inbox and were never received.

 

- Part of the emails arrived in the inboxes but the receivers deleted them without reading.

 

- Some recipients saved the messages to read later but never found the time to do so.

 

- Some read them but rejected the message, got upset, and requested to be taken off the mailing list.

 

- Many read the message and liked it, but were not sure of the source and did nothing about it, waiting to see if someone else did it first.

 

- Some got excited and wanted to do something about it, but when they started they soon got discouraged and gave up.

 

- Some read it and loved it and sent a reply thanking the marketer for sharing his business with them.

 

- Others loved the business idea so much that started sharing the mailings with their contact lists.

 

- A few contacted the marketer requesting training, more materials, and started their own business following his blueprints. Those were very happy to have found such a Business!

 

- Some of those created local, national and regional associations to better distribute the Product they loved.They multiplied the business manifolds and spread it thru their networks.

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Although few were those who received the message and did something about it, the end result was far beyond the imagination of the marketer who started the campaign.

Harsh financial crisis times came over the land and people were fretting and worrying for their jobs and families. Many then remembered the business plan they once read in a mailing and went back to their inboxes looking for the messages, read them and started putting some of the counsel to practice.

Many more went hungry.

Meanwhile, all those who had invested partially or fully in the Business, were prosperous and had plenty to share with others.

 

The time came when the Master Brain who invented the Business visited the marketplace and his affiliates and using the already established networks, helped consolidate the business plan all over the world thus making sure that everyone had more than enough.

 

Idea taken from “The Parable of the Sower and the Seed”  (Matthew 13)

 

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

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THE DEMOLITION – A True Story

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Our landlady wanted to sell the house in the near future, and we wanted a change of scenario,  so  I prayed for a nice new 3 bedroom apartment,  on the  2nd or 3rd floor, with elevator, fully furnished, with all appliances and parking included in the rent, closer to the city and the Metro, that it would have a nice green view from the window, and a rent of no more than $700 a month.  Yes, we believe in miracles.

We checked up a few apartments and found a nice brand new one, very sunny and with big windows, a great green view, good price, and I thought I even heard the Lord say: “This is the way, walk ye in it”. But after considering all the pros and cons, we thought it was too small for our needs and kept looking for something bigger. We looked more than 30 different places, and after 3 weeks we decided to rent the one the Lord had suggested.  It would have saved us time to just listen to His small voice, but that is human nature, to do it our own way.

After signing the contract, exploring and checking everything, we noticed that the green view from our window was marred by an old school building, about 7 stories high, that was abandoned for a long time. That brown building was a big eye sore for me. But what could we do? We had already signed the contract for one year, and it would be quite silly to break the contract just because we didn’t notice a building that had been there all the time…

Well, I believe in prayer and Jesus had said: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. so me and my husband decided to pray, and we pointed our fingers at that building, agreed, and asked God in Jesus name, to demolish it.  (That building had been there for over 15 years.)

Just one week after we prayed, I noticed a gigantic crane and a lot of movement going on around that building. It raised my eyebrow a bit more than usual.  Then later on in the day I saw that the crane had lifted up 2 big bulldozers unto the roof of the old building.   “Oh my, I wonder what they are going to do with those big machines on top of the roof?! “.

Next day I saw a crew of workers setting up bamboo scaffolding from the bottom of the building all the way to the roof on both corners of the building. Once they were finished, they covered the bamboo with blue protective fabric as is customary in Taiwanese construction sites.

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Then to my amazement, early next morning and with a lot of noise, those bulldozers started drilling and breaking the floor of the roof. I called my husband and my son, “what do you guys think they are trying to do?   Are they going to demolish it?”

It was obvious they were trying to destroy the top floor, but we couldn’t understand the logistics of it, as this was not what we as foreigners living in an Asian country would expect to see in a demolition. (I expected it dynamited in a controlled situation or demolished with a big iron ball, but definitely not drilled down from the roof with heavy duty machines)

I work from home, so I was following the daily progress out of my window for almost 4 weeks. Every day they knocked down more and more floors. When there was only 2 floors left, the crane came back and brought the bulldozers down. They changed tactics and began drilling one of the walls and columns that held the building up, till it totally collapsed. Then they did the same in the other side.

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I woke up in the morning of the 26th day of demolition work and there was no trace of that ugly eye sore building. All I could now see from my window was the green view and those luscious trees loaded with birds.  Wow!  Amazing! What an answer to prayer!  We praised our God of Love who went to such extent as to fulfill my desires for a clear green view from my window!

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”.

Now when I gaze out of my window right besides my desk, Instead of the noise of the bulldozers, I can follow the activities of a family of black Drongos (black bird with forked tail) who successfully raised their 2 fledglings. They all perch in a telephone line quite close to my window and I can enjoy their daily progress.

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Now, if God takes such good care of my Drongo bird family, he gives me exactly the apartment I asked, and He goes out of His way to demolish a building that was bothering me…is there really anything to worry about?  God is in control, He loves us and He wants us to be happy and enjoy the Life He has given us. “Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full”.

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