[ExI] Stem cell breakthrough
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 19:17:28 UTC 2014
What stem cells will eventually do is to replace defective cells in our
organs so we can keep them and not have to replace them. We will have an
all new heart that was created inside our own body, not grown in a lab. As
for cancers, we will create bacteria and viruses in the lab that will go
everywhere our blood goes and kill cancer cells. (That is, until we can
redesign the immune system to do this automatically.) bill
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could replace organs if you knew how to make them, which may rule out
> replacing the brain...at first, anyway.
> And then there are issues which do not narrow down to single organ
> replacement, such as cancer or most diseases.
> But the big issue is going to be making it affordable. Health care
> already has major problems there.
> On Jan 30, 2014 3:10 AM, "Henry Rivera" <hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu>
>> Have you heard about this?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25917270
>> If we are able to mass produce stem cells, and there is no religious
>> opposition about embryos at play, shouldn't we be able to replace/refresh
>> all our organs including our skin indefinitely? Is this the soon-to-come
>> viable route to longevity if not immortality?! Someone here has thought
>> about this before, I'm sure. School me please. Thanks in advance.
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