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The man who grew a finger! With PIXIE DUST?

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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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The man who grew a finger! With PIXIE DUST?


news.bbc.co.uk

In every town in every part of this sprawling country you can find a faceless sprawling strip mall in which to do the shopping.

Rarely though do would you expect to find a medical miracle working behind the counter of the mall's hobby shop.

That however is what Lee Spievak considers himself to be.
"I put my finger in," Mr Spievak says, pointing towards the propeller of a model airplane, "and that's when I sliced my finger off."
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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Today though, you wouldn't know it. Mr Spievak, who is 69 years old, shows off his finger, and it's all there, tissue, nerves, nail, skin, even his finger print.


How? Well that's the truly remarkable part. It wasn't a transplant. Mr Spievak re-grew his finger tip. He used a powder - or pixie dust as he sometimes refers to it while telling his story.

Mr Speivak's brother Alan - who was working in the field of regenerative medicine - sent him the powder.

For ten days Mr Spievak put a little on his finger.

"The second time I put it on I already could see growth. Each day it was up further. Finally it closed up and was a finger...........





Could this be true. My instincts says NoWay. The story sounds very compelling. Pixie Dust? Is this for real?


news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 30-4-2008 by Master_Wii]



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 12:59 PM
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Whoever brings this to market is going to make the profit from Viagra look like chump change.

It strains credulity but may just be true. This is after all the premise of stem-cell research--but a powder?



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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Wow, I was all set to cry "bunk" before I read the article....There just may be something to this, which would be absolutely incredible! Good find, keeping my eyes open for more info.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 01:37 PM
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Agreed! This would literally make billions of dollars and improve the quality of life for possibly millions. This is just incredible.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:02 PM
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i'm speechless. i thought bunk before i looked at it as well. but it seems they may actually have something. simply amazing. i need stuff like this to remind me why i shouldn't wish for an asteroid to obliterate us.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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If it's real its inventor is likely to have a bad "accident". That, or it will be outlawed in the "war on drugs"....

NO WAY would Big Pharma let something like this hit the market. Everything they do is geared toward keeping people on meds or in need of constant replacement of prosthetics for their whole lives. This kind of miracle, if real, would severely hurt their bottom line.

[edit on 4/30/2008 by The Nighthawk]



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by The Nighthawk
If it's real its inventor is likely to have a bad "accident". That, or it will be outlawed in the "war on drugs"....

NO WAY would Big Pharma let something like this hit the market. Everything they do is geared toward keeping people on meds or in need of constant replacement of prosthetics for their whole lives. This kind of miracle, if real, would severely hurt their bottom line.

[edit on 4/30/2008 by The Nighthawk]


Thats always my thought and my worst fear. I truly believe there are cures for most of what ails us all but we may never see it due to the billions if not TRILLION of dollars lost by Big Pharm, just to make us better.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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Surely his severed wound would of healed over so there would be no way of regenerating unless you reopened the wound but then it would still be horribly disfigured and probably wouldn't even have finger nail.

If this pixie dust is true i want to get me some of that!




posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:56 PM
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Right .. the issue is with the internals, the re-growth of bone, tendons, ligaments, an identical finger print, and a nail? all grown back?

I mean, I want to believe it, but I just don't believe it .. has to be a trick.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by runetang
Right .. the issue is with the internals, the re-growth of bone, tendons, ligaments, an identical finger print, and a nail? all grown back?

I mean, I want to believe it, but I just don't believe it .. has to be a trick.


Yeah, this does have "Hoax" written all over it... What's being suggested here is nothing short of magic, or comic-book fantasy. I dunno. I'm pretty skeptical.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by The Nighthawk


NO WAY would Big Pharma let something like this hit the market. Everything they do is geared toward keeping people on meds or in need of constant replacement of prosthetics for their whole lives. This kind of miracle, if real, would severely hurt their bottom line.

[edit on 4/30/2008 by The Nighthawk]


Or, they just make it so expensive that only the military and the rich can afford the treatments. Of course, insurance wouldn't cover the procedure that I'm sure would stay experimental for a very long time.

What a coincidence. My ex-girlfriend just cut off her fingertip at work. I'll have to email her the article.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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Thanks for posting the article. It almost sounds too good to be true.

I'm wondering if one could grow a digit back many years after the injury such as one wounded 25 years or so ago.

I know several people who could benefit from such technology.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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How could this be a hoax? 1.) It is from a credible news source (BBC), 2.) there are pictures to document it, 3.) They trust it enough to use it to try to regrow a woman's esophagus 4.) Even the military is about to use it for it's soldiers who have lost fingers. 5.) It is a real project out of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

This is truly a miraculous find. I cannot believe that something so extraordinary could come from a pig's stomach!

Starred and most definitely Flagged.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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this is extremely possible...

We have stem cells in our body that can change themselves into any other cell an mimic that characteristic. as for it a powder makes sense as a gel or solution could Dilute the stemcells ability to go where needed as well could actually activate the stem cell before its needed. the powdered form of these cells could be placed right where it is needed an then sit there untill they are reactivated thru moisture....

As for the bone nail an all growing back, again very possible, Its not a Hard enuff idea to compare us with the lizzards who can regen their tails when pulled off.... so right there we know Beings possess a cell somewhere that can do that since we can do pretty much the same thing only in more complete ways Moms produce babies inside them, so Why couldnt we with that same concept......

I think its a pretty awesome idea an method, but am unsure of its future in CORP. America.



[edit on 30-4-2008 by Trance Optic]



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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I remember hearing about this around four or five months ago. I was even pretty sure it was talked about here on ATS. They were calling it Magic Dust at that time.

This is definitely a true story, the man has been on interviews and the pictures to document the growth have been provided. Last I heard they were going to start trying this on other amputees. It regenerates bone, nerves and everything else that is supposed to be there. Truly an amazing thing if it turns out that it can help those who lost limbs years ago. They also said in theory it should be able to regenerate everything including joints. Sort of like memory of cells putting things back the way they were. The stuff is made from pig bladders which is sort of strange in a way.

www.cbsnews.com...

www.dailymail.co.uk...

medical-biotechnology.suite101.com...

I am surprised this is just now hitting ATS normally things show up here before I hear about them anywhere else. Though I still think I recall a thread about it, I must be losing my mind.

Raist



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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Alright, well it is pretty unbelievable, but new technology and sciences typically are unbelievable at first..

I will give it the benefit of the doubt. Lets say this is a top secret chemical recently synthesized by top U.S. Military Scientists as a limb regrowth agent. Let's just assume, for sake of discussion, that it somehow re-activates the dna to "re-grow" the organ or limb precisely as it was before it was removed. the dna "technically" has this info, because otherwise you wouldnt have had a limb to begin with, and it wouldnt have looked the way it did, but then once its blown off .. well .. the info is technically still in the dna that your arm is supposed to look this certain way, with this finger print.. and this weight, etc.

So then, if this stuff does work, and we see more of it in the future, it will likely end the need for organ transplantation 100%, because everyone could simply regrow their own organ, based on the ideal dna structure.

I heard organ transplant was BIG business... especially in China, where Westerners go to try to get "an emergency" of emergencies transplants when they only have a few days to live, etc. This is because there are so many executions each day in China that the organ supply is fresh for all blood types.



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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Lets keep the pixie dust away from Dubya before he ends up with two heads or two noses, K? Its already embarrassing enough to host other diplomats......



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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If you watch the videos there's little assuming left on the ingredients of this thing. You'll need a pig's blatter, scrape it, put the skin in a mild acidic solution and then dry it for use...



posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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That is amazing, but what about germs and possible infections getting in?
If this is true how come the military are only just now starting to look at this stuff, surely they would of been all over this powder ages ago, for their own uses.
Sounds too good to be true.

[edit on 30-4-2008 by Denied]



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