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regrowing a finger

Post by whyRwehere » Thu May 01, 2008 3:15 am

This was a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it story. What can it do for an MS patient, if it could?......
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7354458.stm

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Post by jimmylegs » Thu May 01, 2008 7:27 am

i know! i haven't checked your links but the fam was telling me about this after the news last night. crazy!

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Post by cheerleader » Thu May 01, 2008 7:35 am

WHOA!!!!
This story looked more like something we'd read in the National Enquirer, "Man grows third foot!" "Woman gives birth to chimpanzee!" et al

But this shiz is REAL-

Here's the link to the lab making the "Pixie Dust"...an Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) which can actually remodel tissues. I wanna get me some of this!!!

http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/badylak/

This gives me more hope,
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Post by Nenu » Thu May 01, 2008 8:00 am

That is amazing, wow.

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Post by Frank » Thu May 01, 2008 1:27 pm

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/142

This is a talk on TED about regenerative medicine I found very intersting.
They also report about the regeneratinon of finger tips

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Treatment: Gilenya since 01/2011, CCSVI both IJV ballooned 09/2010, Tysabri stopped after 24 Infusions and positive JCV antibody test, after LDN, ABX Wheldon Regime for 1 year.

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Post by cheerleader » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:30 pm

May be a hoax, maybe not, Jamie.

Alan Spievack, Harvard professor, cellular regeneration pioneer and the creator of the dust, died in March from bladder cancer. He's not around to defend his creation, and his brother Lee (the man whose finger "regrew") claims that his big brother was a genius. It's kinda sad, because I think Lee tried to get more notice for his dying brother's work, and it may have backfired.

Here's Spievack's obit....

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obitu ... ievackart/

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Post by Lyon » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:14 am

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Post by TwistedHelix » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:31 am

This is a link to Ben Goldacre's website, which I've recommended before if you find yourself starting to be sucked in by a story which seems too good to be true:

http://www.badscience.net/2008/05/pixie ... /#more-669

I would say, though, that the extracellular matrix is much more than just a dumb piece of scaffolding: it is involved in complicated cellular signalling; has a major role to play in tissue repair, and controls the development of a growing foetus in a way which is believed to stop after growth is complete, but which might – if we can learn to control it – deliver real breakthroughs,
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Post by MrsGeorge » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:58 am

If this is true then it's pretty amazing

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