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Is regenerative medicine possible ?

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

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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."

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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 - 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

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