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  • Schwann, Theodor 1810-1882. German physiologist and pioneer histologist who described the cell as the basic structure of animal tissue.

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  • n. German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)

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  • Schwann cells on myelin •Schwann cells are found in peripheral nervous system where progesterone promotes the formation of myelin sheath the fatty substance that surrounds and protects nerve fibers.

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  • •Menopausal women with fibroid problems were given a medicine to shrink the fibroids •This drug has severe effects on memory power •John Lee said progesterone cream helps you eliminate cysts, fibroids but also prevent Alzheimers in more natural way •Natural progesterone was natural substance used on Schwann cells on myelin •Schwann cells are found in peripheral nervous system where progesterone promotes the formation of myelin sheath the fatty substance that surrounds and protects nerve fibers.

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  • Some of these are referred to as Schwann's cells (shvahnz) after the German zoologist Theodor Schwann, who was one of the founders of the cell theory of life.

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  • The protein may direct cells called Schwann cells to wrap around neurons and produce myelin, a type of insulation that aids electrical communication between nerve cells.

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  • Now, a research collaboration, led by Australian scientists, has found that DFTD originates from cells called Schwann cells, which protect peripheral nerve fibres.

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  • "Basically we did some genetic analysis to discover that the tumour is actually about the peripheral nerve cell, called the Schwann cell," he said.

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  • Genetic analysis of tumors taken from infected devils in different parts of Tasmania reveals that these insulating cells, known as Schwann cells, became cancerous in a single Tasmanian devil and have since passed to other devils, an international group of researchers reports in the Jan. 1

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  • I last heard of them being seen when I was about ten years of age, and they then ate a pedlar called Schwann and his wife. "

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  • When we compared this genetic signature to other normal tissue, we found that it was most like cells called Schwann cells. "

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  • In 1838, Matthias Schleiden, a botanist, and Theodor Schwann, a physiologist, both working in Germany, had claimed that all living organisms were built out of fundamental building blocks called cells.

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