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What is the most important cell in the body?
« on: 17/07/2010 15:43:09 »
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What is the most important cell in the body?
« Reply #1 on: 24/07/2010 07:27:48 »
Skin cells, without skin you have no defence against the elements and pathogens.  :)

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« Reply #2 on: 24/07/2010 15:28:36 »
Egg, without which you wouldn't need to worry about skin, infection, or anything else.

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« Reply #3 on: 24/07/2010 15:43:07 »
Yeah that's true.
But if you are talking in terms of an actually living being, I still think skin is the most important, breaches of skin integrity are the cause of many deaths and diseases.

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« Reply #4 on: 24/07/2010 21:39:17 »
I vote for the brain cell!

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« Reply #5 on: 24/07/2010 21:44:14 »
Because you only have the one Geezer???  :P

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« Reply #6 on: 24/07/2010 22:23:30 »
Because you only have the one Geezer???  :P

I was taught that it's not about quantity, it's about quality.

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« Reply #7 on: 24/07/2010 22:26:55 »
Because you only have the one Geezer???  :P

I was taught that it's not about quantity, it's about quality.

That applies to spermatozoa.

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« Reply #8 on: 25/07/2010 19:34:11 »
Yeah that's true.
But if you are talking in terms of an actually living being, I still think skin is the most important, breaches of skin integrity are the cause of many deaths and diseases.
Without your skin you would die from dehydration before you got a chance to catch any infection.

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« Reply #9 on: 27/07/2010 12:12:15 »
Yeah that's true.
But if you are talking in terms of an actually living being, I still think skin is the most important, breaches of skin integrity are the cause of many deaths and diseases.
Without your skin you would die from dehydration before you got a chance to catch any infection.

That's very true, I was thinking on the lines of burns victims and how they are affected when their skin in compromised.

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« Reply #10 on: 28/07/2010 22:09:28 »
I dont think we have a most important cell; We need most of them to survive, so all of these essential cells are vitaly important

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« Reply #11 on: 04/08/2010 05:41:28 »
We need most of them to survive
Appendix fail

I would say Stem Cell but that seems like cheating :P

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« Reply #12 on: 01/10/2010 01:56:17 »
I would go with the neurons, especially those in the brain and spinal cord, because you can regenerate a skin cell or several pretty easily, so no one skin cell is all that important.  But if you start killing cells in your spinal cord, you end up paralyzed, as I think these cells are nearly irreplaceable.

   

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« Reply #13 on: 12/10/2010 17:56:55 »
I did say MOST, so apendix win :)

 

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