Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Is regenerative medicine possible ?


Posted on Thursday, 26 July, 2012 | Comment icon 25 comments | News tip by: Paracelse


Image credit: stockxpert

 
Is it possible for someone who has lost a leg or an arm to effectively regrow the missing limb ?

It's a concept that has been a staple of science fiction for years, but in reality there is currently no way to regrow a missing limb in the way that some animals like salamanders can. Regenerative medicine researcher Koudy Williams believes that the concept isn't as far-fetched as it might seem. "We're working on long-term projects to regenerate fingers and limbs," he said.

One method for enabling a form of regeneration is to use some of the patient's own cells to grow a replacement organ in a lab, another would be to inject healing cells in to a diseased organ to initiative regeneration from within. "The body knows what it needs to heal," said Williams. "We work to see if we can improve on it."

""The body has the capacity to heal naturally," says Williams."

  View: Full article |  Source: Science Daily

  Discuss: View comments (25)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by King Fluffs on 26 July, 2012, 19:00
Reptilians never fought Spiderman!!! Or did I miss another episode? Oh no. It's a well known fact around here that I'm a semi immortal reptilian overlord that has drank from the holy grail. Being slightly insane is great.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Paracelse on 26 July, 2012, 19:13
I once came across a scientist heading to Los Alamos for new employment. He said that if we can dream up something, we now have the ability, scientifically, to bring that dream about. He indicated that our science is that strong. While this also applies to regenerative medicine, we went on to talk about teleportation and time travel. It was a nice hour-long converstaion with a handsome, smart young man (I was young too). Time well spent. I am invested in stem cell companies and in immunotherapy. I like to read about this type of thing. Thank you for bringing it up. I think it is around the cor... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by Paracelse on 26 July, 2012, 20:26
There has been a scientist who was doing auto immunity test on mice, and they pricked little holes in their ears to identify them, the scientist noticed that the wholes had regrown, wich shouldn't have been possible he then experimented further with the mice and managed to make them regrow their tails/fingers Interesting! Any link?
Comment icon #19 Posted by csspwns on 27 July, 2012, 1:13
cant u put like salamander cells where u need to regrow yur body part and the cells will make yur body part grow back?
Comment icon #20 Posted by Famous Monster on 28 July, 2012, 21:33
what about stem cells?
Comment icon #21 Posted by SameerPrehistorica on 4 August, 2012, 13:13
It will be great if they can make it. So useful..
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 4 August, 2012, 13:25
more here In the latest Spiderman movie, which I haven't seen, the bad guys had developed regenerative medicine, today scientists are saying it's not so far fetched. Hornesis shock - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormesis Small amounts of stressors applied to the body can produce a much larger biological response. If the biological response relates to your bodies repair mechanisms then because the effect is larger than the damage received you gain. Small doses of radiation far below the levels needed to cause medical problems trigger your cell repair mechanisms system wide. This causes a regene... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Paracelse on 4 August, 2012, 13:45
Thanks for all those links, too bad it's too late for me
Comment icon #24 Posted by Mr Right Wing on 4 August, 2012, 14:09
Thanks for all those links, too bad it's too late for me I'm not so sure it is too late. The trick is to lower the metabolism and induce hormesis shock. If you are 50 now I dont see why you cant get another 300 years. Sounds nuts but here we go - Hormesis shock to upregulate your repair mehanisms - 1. Hot bath one day and an ice cold shower the next. 2. Consume small diluted doses of toxin such as having a cigeratte once a month. 3. Miss a nights sleep every week 4. Recovering from short periods of starvation or fasting 5. Have a small drink of alcohol every few days 6. Start the day with a cu... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by Paracelse on 4 August, 2012, 15:43
A piece of my ulna has been surgically removed and replaced by piece of titanium


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5892920
253436
166872

 
Trump urges NASA to speed up Mars mission
4-25-2017
The US President has stated that he would like to see astronauts visiting Mars before the year 2021.
Mysterious Canadian aurora nicknamed 'Steve'
4-25-2017
The phenomenon was first discovered by a group of amateur Aurora Borealis photographers in Alberta.
Scientists retrieve DNA of HMS Terror crew
4-25-2017
A new study is aiming to identify some of the sailors who died during the ill-fated Arctic expedition.
New 'Kitty Hawk' flying car footage revealed
4-24-2017
The company behind the futuristic aerial vehicle was financially backed by Google founder Larry Page.
Other news in this category
New 'Kitty Hawk' flying car footage revealed
Posted 4-24-2017 | 21 comments
The company behind the futuristic aerial vehicle was financially backed by Google founder Larry Page....
 
Scientists unravel how and when people dream
Posted 4-20-2017 | 4 comments
Researchers have been working on a new way to identify the parts of the brain responsible for dreaming....
 
Vast Canadian river disappeared in four days
Posted 4-18-2017 | 11 comments
Last year the Slims river totally vanished in what is thought to be a modern case of 'river piracy'....
 
Scientists create fluid with 'negative mass'
Posted 4-18-2017 | 16 comments
Created at Washington State University, the bizarre fluid defies Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion....
 
Russian robot can shoot guns with both arms
Posted 4-15-2017 | 27 comments
Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has insisted that the new robot is 'not a Terminator'....
 
New device can draw water out of thin air
Posted 4-14-2017 | 18 comments
Scientists may have found a way to provide millions of people around the world with fresh water....
 
Scientists set to geoengineer the atmosphere
Posted 4-14-2017 | 11 comments
For a new experiment, Harvard researchers are planning to spray aerosols in to the Earth's stratosphere....
 
Scientists find world's deepest life forms
Posted 4-11-2017 | 1 comment
Researchers have found evidence of microbes surviving up to six miles beneath the Mariana Trench....
 
Japanese scientists to drill in to the mantle
Posted 4-9-2017 | 15 comments
The aim will be to drill all the way down through the Earth's crust for the first time in history....
 
'Doomsday' library joins Norway seed vault
Posted 4-8-2017 | 4 comments
A new facility for archiving some of the world's most important documents has opened in the Arctic....
 
Graphene sieve could make seawater drinkable
Posted 4-4-2017 | 37 comments
Scientists have come up with a new type of sieve that could bring clean drinking water to millions....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ