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The British institution of dentures sitting in a glass of water beside the bed could be rendered obsolete by scientists who are confident that people will soon be able to replace lost teeth by growing new ones. Instead of false teeth, a small ball of cells capable of growing into a new tooth will be implanted where the missing one used to be.
The procedure needs only a local anaesthetic and the new tooth should be fully formed within a few months of the cells being implanted. Paul Sharpe, a specialist in the field of regenerative dentistry at the Dental Institute of King's College, London, says the new procedure has distinct advantages over false teeth that require a metal post to be driven into the jaw before being capped with a porcelain or plastic tooth.
London: Russell Turnbull, who could not see with his right eye following a chemical attack 15 years ago, has regained vision after a ground breaking stem cell treatment. Scientists and eye surgeons at the North East England Stem Cell Institute restored light to the eyes of eight patients including Turnbull using their own stem cells.
Until not long ago, the fountain of youth was just a myth, the stuff fairytales were made of and that us mortals could only dream of. In recent years, the possibility of scientists discovering the secret to eternal youth and health has augmented, they say, even if they are yet to come up with the magic pill. On this note, hopes are high that, one day, a drug that will make muscles young again will be available, as McKnight’s says.
US and Danish researchers analyzed two groups of volunteers, whose muscles (in the thigh) were first weakened by means of a cast. Both groups were asked to work out when the cast was removed, but the most progress in regenerating the muscle was seen in the younger men, because their body was able to create more of the protein needed for this to happen. Based on the findings, researchers are now hopeful that, one day, they will be able to come up with a pill that will do the regeneration part when our body is no longer able to.
Originally posted by NTSRFR1
I have read about this, and it is encouraging. They also are working on an ultrasound device that can regrow teeth.
I have personally had the experience of growing a new tooth without new technology though, and it still remains quite a mystery as to how it happened. To make a long story short, about 10 years ago, I broke a tooth eating a taco, and about six months later I started growing a new tooth in that spot, Little by little, another tooth grew in! It's not quite a full size tooth at this point, maybe a little over 3/4 the size of the old one, but it is a tooth. Believe me, I am nobody special, but It was a obviously a miracle. I know a lot of people don't believe in miracles, but I do - not just because of this situation; I have just always believed in them. I have to say that this one little "thing", for lack of better words, has been enough to help me realize a bit of hope during the past 12 years of extreme stress and physical and mental pain that I have suffered.
So anyway, has anyone else grown a new tooth or ever heard of this happening? I wonder how often this happens - 1 in 100,000 people - 1 in a million?
Originally posted by randyvs
Who won't be happy to read this?
Oh well it was a lot of fun while it lasted.
Maybe we can find a conspiracy going on here somewhere?