Got something stuck in your eye ?

Winter is just around the corner. The chill is increasing in the air, the leaves are letting go of the comfort of the trees, there’s an invigorating freshness all around. You’re inspired to go for a walk in your neighbourhood park. A cool gust of wind blows in your face.

Suddenly you feel an irritation in your eye. However hard you rub your eye, you can’t seem to get rid of the feeling that something is stuck in the eye.

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Daddy Don't Cry!

It’s an idle Sunday afternoon. The Shah family have cozied up for their weekly movie time. After a heated argument, they all finally settle down on the movie – its seven-year-old Mitali’s choice this week: the Disney animated movie Bambi.

Just as Bambi’s mother gets shot by the hunters, Mitali squeals, “Daddy are you crying?”

Mrs. Shah turns to look at her husband and snickers, while Mr. Shah quickly wipes off his tear.

“Off course not”, Mr. Shah justifies, “It’s because I’ve got dry eyes.”

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The Magical Stem Cells

Aladdin rubbed the lamp and poof! A strange mist enveloped Aladdin. Out from the mist emerged a genie who said, “Your wish is my command”.
Did you know that there is a similar genie in our body? There are cells in our body called stem cells which have the ability to turn into cells of any special type. Your liver requires new liver cells? Voila! ‘Your wish is my command’ say the stem cells and produce cells which look and work like your liver cells. Did you say you wanted new skin cells? ‘Sure, why not!’ Not only can they turn into other specialised cells, they also continue to divide for longer periods of time.

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