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How to Make Eyeball Stew

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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Yoshiki Sasai did it - he found the right mix of conditions, molecules and stem cells to make an eyeball. Quite an achievement, really.

For nearly two decades now, developmental biologist Yoshiki Sasai from Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology has slaved away to perfect a recipe: the culture medium that could induce mouse embryonic stem cells to form organs with no additional ingredients. Disheartened by his incomplete success in generating brain tissue from stem cells, Sasai began a side project to grow early-stage mouse eyes, because they are “relatively simpler in structure than cortex” tissue, he said.

...Because the eye is one of the first organs to form during embryonic development, it may be easier to culture using basic ingredients, says Conklin. Therefore, Sasai’s brew may not be easily tweakable for studying the development of other organs. But what this research does show is that it is possible to stimulate early organ growth from the right mix of molecules and stem cells alone.

It probably won't work for all organs, but this is an interesting development.

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 03:03 PM
reply to post by soficrow

imagine an auto accident [if they are still occurring then] 100 years from now
stabilize patient
apply stem-cell packs where needed
and have it all grow back again

probably won't work for brains or at least will only regenerate blank nerve/brain cells

and we don't really need fetal tissues anymore either

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger

Interesting speculation - and it probably will come true.
...apply stem cell bubble pack, call in the morning, no doctor required.

I can hardly wait.


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