Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vector Sigma, May 1, 2008.
I started out thinking "this is bullshit." and ended thinking, "This is really awesome!"
Pretty crazy. Things are looking up for people in the same situation as that Bobbit fellow.
Or Mr. Garrison
you know mr garrisons fictional right?
I'm going to put that pixie dust on everything.
That is mind-blowing. If true, this will change the world of medicine completely.
Wasn't going to bother with the link until this post...definitely mind-blowing...
'Lost an another arm Mr. Johnson? Rogue chainsaw was it? Oh dear... Yes, yes, we'll have that fixed in no time. Just sprinkle this on your severed, bloody stump three times a day and come back and see me in three weeks. Lovely, have a nice day now Mr. Johnson, Goodbye!'
I saw this on the news this morning. Crazy stuff.
Pixie dust would make a great spice.
"What do you mean your parents invited your cousins to dinner? I don't have enough for them! Quick, get the pixie dust and sprinkle it on those chicken breasts! If Jesus can feed the masses, so can I!"
Now, if comics have taught me anything, he's going to go crazy and turn into a bloodthirsty reptilian monster, escaping to the New York City sewer system.
My roommate told me about this story a few weeks ago, but I think this is the first video. Really crazy, but seriously, you could just get drunk, cut off your own finger, and order some powder. How awesome would that be?
I wonder if this would work for an entire limb - it would probably be pretty agonizing having a huge gaping open wound waiting for your arm to fill in though.
Rebuilding large blood vessels would probably be a problem too.
The vid said that it doesn't yet work on entire limbs, but hey - this is just the begining!
And the part where he said that the rest of his body was 60, and his finger was weeks isn't entirely accurate. It was still mitosis, the splitting of cells, which grew back the finger, just like the rest of the cells in the body. Those new cells are just splits of old cells. There is no cell in his finger, or body for that matter, that is in it's 60's. It just that the DNA breaks down over time causing aging. So it shouldn't be any different from the other cells in his body. I have no idea about the faster growing nail though.
I had to make sure this wasn't an article The Onion. This is some really cool stuff right here. Dr. Badylak, et al. has a lot of articles on PubMed too regarding this stuff. Super awesome
A leading plastic surgeon today dismissed claims that a powder made from a pig's bladder caused the regrowth of a man's fingertip.
Amazing stuff. He should join the X-men
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