Las preciadas progenitoras celulares
Hi, here's the phrase that's driving me crazy...
Las preciadas progenitoras celulares se obtienen básicamente de dos fuentes:
I'm working on a translation about stem cells. I suspect preciadas here has a more specialised meaning than "precious/treasured.." etc. Anybody have a clue?
"valued progenitor cells" just doesn't cut it. So I have ........."are primarily derived from two sources" but ...
I have heard of and also seen several articles on "precious progenitor cells". I think that "precious" is the correct translation here.
Oh, silly me! I thought this was about the cell phone fore bearers!
Ok, here's the answer:
Precious cells are those that are difficult to obtain in large quantitites. Often, these cells are also precious because of the information they contain (From Plant functional genomics
Written by Erich Grotewold)
Thanks for the comments by the way
I'm very grateful for that Nicole but still puzzled.
Nizhoni1, no offence, forgive me, but I think that scientific/academic language intentionally avoids emotive/romantic characterisations of research assertions if it hopes to survive, get funding and publish.
Perhaps I'm looking for precision where it isn't but I can't believe a paper was published and peer-assessed where the researchers are suddenly "precious".
What I'm after here is that "precious" has a particular meaning within the field of stem cell research... or am I nuts?
THe term acknowledges the gift and the pains gone through for someone to donate part of themselves.for someone elses wellbeing.
Here is a portion of one of the articles I found:
At first, the lab focused on processing hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow, adult peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood for bone marrow transplants at the University of Minnesota. The now-routine techniques continue to be its bread and butter, says McKenna, and enormous temperature-regulated tanks store the precious progenitor cells in a single room of the basement. (The bone marrow transplant program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is the nations most active user of hematopoietic stem cells from cord blood.)
Thanks Nicole. Can you tell me more? It must have a more specialised meaning than simply "precious". Is it like "charmed" I wonder, as in "charmed quarks"?