The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Stem Cells tie in black. Believing that humor can be a powerful educational tool, Infectious Awareables neckties take an atypical, slightly irreverent approach to some very serious subjects. Shop and take pride in knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to disease research/education. "Start the Conversation!" Stem Cells don't look like much under the microscope. Actually, they resemble a bunch of grapes looking for a real stem! By being able to differentiate into specialized cells, however, these little precursor dudes may play a key role in the cure and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. Time will tell, as the scientific and bio-ethical debate rages on. In the meantime, get yourself magically morphed by IA Stem Cells on silk! A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" is incorporated in the pattern design, which reads: "EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS are precursor cells to hundreds of tissue types. Because of their unique ability to morph and differentiate , Stem Cells have the potential to play a key role in cure or treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions." Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.