posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 04:11 AM
reply to post by mhinsey
I feel you may have misunderstood the technology which has been reportedly created somewhat. You are concerned that it might "over heal", but in
reality, using healing as a word to describe what this stuff seems to do, is quite misleading, so I understand how that could happen.
Human beings are a biological system, and as such we are made of cells. Cells appear ONLY in biological organisms, whether lab grown or born
naturally. However, what has been created here has no cells at all. It is a polymer with an impressively crafted capacity for self REPAIR. You see,
human beings heal after damage, because the blood in their veins contains platelets and other funky bits of equipment, which allow the blood to form a
tough scab, while underneath new skin is grown. Totally new skin, which fills the hole which was made by the injury in the first place.
However, this polymer does not have the resources to do that. What it has got, is the capacity for broken edges to be placed next to each other, and
the bonds which USED to exist between the molecules at those edges, re-establishes itself. Biological organisms replace damaged skin, but this stuff
merely reconnects damaged areas to one another, so there is no growth happening, and so abnormal and excessive re-growth is not possible. You will not
see polymer structures like this, emulating the behavior of the sort of bone diseases which set in after a bad break, where excess calcium, deposited
at the site by bodily process causes abnormal growths, because there is no growth happening, no replenishment, no biological system at work what so