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Woman's pinky tip regenerated.

 
 
Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 12:29 pm
A woman's pinky tip was accidently torn off by slamming the door very hard on her finger. Amazingly she managed to get the pinkyfinger tip regenerated thanks to a doctor who worked on regenerating tissues. It regenerated but it is shorter. Could we be onto a new future where we could regenerate parts of our bodies? This is only the beginning. It would be nice to regenerate parts of our bodies that were damaged. It would be like in the movies.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/09/pinky.regeneration.surgery/index.html?hpt=C2
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 03:36 pm
Very cool! But a finger tip is a finger tip - not very complicated and something she could have done without. I'll be happier when we can do that with hearts, kidneys and livers.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 03:54 pm
@talk72000,
talk72000 wrote:

A woman's pinky tip was accidently torn off by slamming the door very hard on her finger. Amazingly she managed to get the pinkyfinger tip regenerated thanks to a doctor who worked on regenerating tissues. It regenerated but it is shorter. Could we be onto a new future where we could regenerate parts of our bodies? This is only the beginning. It would be nice to regenerate parts of our bodies that were damaged. It would be like in the movies.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/09/pinky.regeneration.surgery/index.html?hpt=C2

Unfortunately this isn't as good as it sounds, and it's not the first time CNN or even the BBC (and I) have fallen for this story.

Here's a similar thread I started a few years ago, and I was annoyed to learn that I had been fooled by the CNN article and Mainstream Media's poor vetting of scientific claims: http://able2know.org/topic/117163-1

In it, Wolf Odonnell tracks down the truth:
Wolf ODonnell wrote:

And yet on the same page, I found a link to this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7379864.stm
Which led me to this article:
http://www.badscience.net/?p=669#more-669
and subsequently this:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3866743.ece
Sorry, but you've got your hopes up for nothing.

Regrowing things would be great, but we haven't figured how to make it happen (other than what the body does naturally) yet.
talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 04:26 pm
@rosborne979,
Damn so it must slow at CNN to recycle old iffy stuff. Anyway the way I see it it has to do with stem cells if there is any hope of regeneration.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 04:31 pm
@littlek,
You know the heart can be regenerated. There was a case where the doctor put in an artificial heart in a heart patient but did not remove the natural defective heart. When he decided to remove the old heart after several months it was found to have healed completely. It means that organs can heal themselves if given rest and time to regenerate. They should do this more often.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2010 08:06 pm
Can the picky tip be regenerated to a full woman?
HexHammer
 
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Reply Fri 10 Sep, 2010 01:28 pm
@talk72000,
I see this as a great lean in science, it will open the door for many new kind of surgery, plastic surgery and many other things than I scaresely know of.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 10 Sep, 2010 01:51 pm
@Foofie,
Foofie wrote:
Can the picky tip be regenerated to a full woman?

Now that's a solid test. Smile
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talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 10 Sep, 2010 06:47 pm
@Foofie,
I remember an experiment where they turned a skin cell into a stem cell. As far as I know one cannot generate a creature from a single cell. An egg and sperm are needed for humans. Of course, in my fantasy TV show it can be done a very voluptuous female with big tits, nice ass and legs with a beautiful face will form in front of you with hair to suit your fantasy.. Mr. Green Drunk Shocked
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