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 extra-long tie in blue. 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.