Thrilled to think of all of those who's lives will change with the
fantastic work of stem cell research!Those who were fearful and unsure,
will, again, be able to enjoy life!
"When are we going to use this?" The old high school student mantra kept
repeating in my head while I read this article. Math and science have the power
to improve people's lives. It is wonderful to see this program growing
momentum. I hope it succeeds.
Article quote: "Later, the nose was implanted into the man's forearm so
that skin would grow to cover it."Even though my wife (taking
nursing classes) told me about man-made organs being developed in labs via
printers that spray human tissue, etc, that sentence above is super freaky. I
think it's great that they can do it but what an odd experience that must
be to temporarily have a nose growing on your forearm. I mean, that is
LITERALLY like something from an old 1950's horror movie.Miracles: the triumph of a higher physical law over a lower physical law.Cool!
The cloned nose reminds me too much of Woody Allen's movie
My sons has had diabetes since he was 6 and could sure use a new pancreas. Any
lab work being done on them?
@ a guy with a brainThey have been stitching things onto people like
that for a long time. Severed hands have sometimes been stitched to the body to
keep it alive. I know they have been doing things like this since at least WW1.
Stem cell research related to diabetes is being done with some success. Here
scientists concentrate on using stem cells to produce beta cells which are
responsible for generating insulin in the pancreas. Type I diabetes arises when
beta cells are destroyed by the immune system while the remainder of the
pancreas remains intact. So for diabetics it doesn't make sense to replace
the whole pancreas, just the part of it that makes insulin. While beta cells
can be produced from stem cells, one obstacle is getting the immune system to
stop destroying the newly generated beta cells after they have been transplanted
into the pancreas.
So if this technology is like baking a cake should Dr's be able to
discriminate based on their religious views who does and does not receive
medical treatment if the patients' are in a same sex marriage? The answer
obviously is no and the same goes for actual cakes. Period.