We can rebuild him...we have the technology!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by HazelGod, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. HazelGod

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    Researchers at Univ. of Minnesota have essentially "grown" a functioning mammalian heart in their labs.

    The technique is interesting...they stripped all the cellular material from a dead heart, leaving behind the matrix of extracellular connective tissue. This was then infused with living cellular material, including stem cell material from neonatal heart tissue.

    Within four days, contractions were seen...eight days later, the heart was actually pumping.

    These are essentially the first steps toward the practical ability to re-grow replacement organs using your own tissue. I believe the next few decades are going to reveal some remarkable advancements in our ability to extend the human lifetime.

    Researchers create beating heart in lab | Science Blog
     
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    Wow, that's very awesome. Yet, a bit scary to me. But still, very awesome.
     
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    Amazing! But since those evil scientists are using stem cells lets wait for the Religious nutjobs to condemn it anyways.
     
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    They're playing God, Goddammit!!

    Actually that's way cool. I didn't think we were that advanced yet.

    I'm gonna get me on the advanced list. Then I'm off for a bottle of red and a nice big King Island eye fillet steak.
     
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