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Stem-cell Research Breakthrough...'Rat's heart beats again after 4 days!

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posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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A significant achievement in Stem Cell Research!


"Our cardiomyocytes are the first human cardiac cells shown to survive after injection into an infarcted ventricle and to produce significant improvement in heart function," Okarma said.


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This is extraordinary folks!

Apparently, the rat's heart was able to be 'revived', and was beating again after 4 days of inactivity.

The research team was able to compensate for 'cellular degredation'.

~Ducky~




posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:17 AM
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Darn! Looks like our member 'Real Truth' beat me to it.

Sorry folks!

(Please delete)

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:22 AM
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WHOA....hold the phone!

I believe that 'Realtruth's' and my thread could be seperate issues.

My thread deals with Stem-cell research RE: 'Therapy/Heart Attacks

Realtruth's thread deals with: 'Growing artificial rat's hearts'.

Anyways,

I'll leave that for everyone to decide.

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:33 AM
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Great story!

I caught this on CNN yesterday and my mind started to race about the possibilities.

I suggest thawing out Walt, regenerating his freezer burned body to make him bigger, faster, more powerful than ever before with the sole intention of fighting Michael Eisner to the death (cue Star Trek fight music) to reclaim his now corrupted media empire.

Repent all you ATSers! The second coming of Disney is nigh!



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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I saw this on CBC the other morning as well!

Side note: Didn't Mr. Disney die from 'lung cancer'?


Can you imagine reviving a 'human' heart after a long period of inactivity?

Mind boggling.

And to be able to not just 'repair' damaged tissue, but totally replace it with healthy ones; thus increasing one's life span.

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:22 AM
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Jeez, you had to go and spoil all my fun.
Yeah, Walt did succumb to Lung Cancer AFAIK

On a serious note though, If this tech. could be used in other organs say someone had
their gall bladder removed; I wonder if it would be possible to remove it, clean and repair it, then stick it back in. VERY cool stuff IMO.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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Exactly!

If these are the first steps taken, I'm imagining further into the future, the results achieved by applying this method to other organs.

Side note: 'clue me in on your siggy'? I'm intrigued now.

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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I found another related article.


Scientists got a dead rat's heart beating again in the lab and say the feat could one day be used to increase the availability of donor hearts.


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"Increase the availability of donor hearts." Wow! the door of 'prospects' opened a little wider now. Major Threshold.

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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Very exciting research. One correction is that the hearts did not stop beating for four days. They simply inserted the cells four days after they had heart attacks.

Geron has also had success in other studies. The one I am most excited about is when they made crippled mice walk by using stem cells to rebuild their spinal cords.



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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I saw this article a couple days ago and found it both exciting and interesting.

It definitely sounds like it could be great for giving people new organs though.
Sometimes it's incredible what happens in labs!



ps. This article also made me think of zombies... haha!



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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I want them to dig up Roosevelt and get his ol' thumpin' gizzard going again so I can slap the crap out of him over social security.

Seriously - this is really cool.



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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Welcome to the bizzare blaspheme. Next comes the sentient, Bio-Supercomputer that denies God.



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