More than that many twice, 2.5 billion, don’t have access to a toilet. Nearly all illness is due to fecal matter. Globally, more folks have a cellphone than a toilet. An American taking a 5-minute shower uses even more water compared to the average person surviving in a slum in a growing country uses in a day. UNICEF reports that more than 5,000 kids under age 5 die each day because of diarrheal diseases, often contracted through contaminated drinking water or no usage of sanitation services, like bathrooms with flushable toilets.The cells, called osteochondroreticular stem cells, were discovered by tracking a protein expressed by the cells. Using this marker, the researchers found that OCR cells self-renew and generate essential bone and cartilage cells, including chondrocytes and osteoblasts. Researchers also demonstrated that OCR stem cells, when transplanted to a fracture site, donate to bone repair. We are now racking your brains on whether we are able to persuade these cells to specifically regenerate after injury.