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    Doctors Use Patient's Stem Cells

    http://www.webmd.com/news/20081119/1...rom-stem-cells

    Nov. 19, 2008 -- Doctors in Europe have performed the first trachea transplant that hinges on the patient's own stem cells.

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    -looks at his long-standing cigarette addiction, shrugs-

    Arrrgh! Complacency!

    No, seriously though, this is kinda neat. I wonder what cells those were specifically? I always though organ rejection was a 100% thing, so now I'm curious at to what the difference in cells were.

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    The Stem cells were their own is what I would guess

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    This is good!
    perhaps this will be a way around the ridiculous stemcell research ban in the US..

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    This is good!
    perhaps this will be a way around the ridiculous stemcell research ban in the US..

    Scot
    Agreed. IIRC, this was "W's" 1st veto (after ignoring all the egregious spending bills).

    In the last few days, I saw an article that Obama's team has been developing a list of executive orders to issue quickly after he's sworn in. Many of them were intended to undo at least some of "W's" damage. Hopefully now we'll be able to truly explore the potential of stem cells & related approaches ...

    Sadly I also saw an article on "W's" approach to try to issue some new late-term policy directives to make it difficult for Obama to change things (this article was aimed specifically on environmental issues).
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    All this bio-medical and environmental research is witchery - Burn the Heretic Scientists!

    lol!

    Seriously though, I'm glad we might have an administration that sees value in research and development on progressing something other than war machines. I've read some articles too that say there's a chance many of the nefarious things enacted in the last 8 years can be undone "with the stroke of a pen" but I've also read that the "Loyal Bushies" are working hard to make them permanent or at least harder to undo. So it's wait and see I guess.

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    I think the part really worth noting is that they didn't need rejection-suppressant drugs. A big factor in transplant failure is complications from the drugs they put you on. There's going to be some strange, amazing things in the next few decades...
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    There's going to be some strange, amazing things in the next few decades...
    We can only hope! If we had an administration that was serious about research more than serious about protecting the economy of big Pharma (under the guise of "ethics") I think we could take care of damn near everything in the next couple decades. I don't believe there's a shortage of scientists or ideas but rather a shortage of ideas scientists are "allowed" to pursue. Any research done on an independent basis is essentially illegal and void so unless their research coincides with the gov's worldview they can forget any funding or "legitimacy" given to their work.

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