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Message 1470296 - Posted: 29 Jan 2014, 15:51:13 UTC

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.

Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.

Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being trialled for healing the eye, heart and brain.

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Message 1470591 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 2:19:04 UTC

I hope it works as they claim. I could use a whole new body. But as far as personalized medicine is concerned I think that went out with the times that Dr's made house calls. Medicine today is what I call cookbook medicine. Your Dr. enters your symptoms into a computer database and then out pops the diagnosis and prescribed treatment. If your Dr. doesn't follow the computer's advice he or she better have a good reason or the government or insurance company withholds payment of benefits. There is little or no allowance for patients who fall outside the parameters of the database.
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Message 1470653 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 7:11:28 UTC

If it works for a new spine I'd be very happy.

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Message 1470679 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 9:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 1470653.

If it works for a new spine I'd be very happy.

Cheers.

That's basically what I need too.
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Message 1470691 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 11:15:06 UTC - in response to Message 1470679.

If it works for a new spine I'd be very happy.

Cheers.

That's basically what I need too.


+1, a new neck would be great...
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Message 1470697 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 12:31:12 UTC

+1, a new neck would be great...

Most in the politics thread already have a brass one :-)))

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Message 1470877 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 20:44:08 UTC - in response to Message 1470697.

+1, a new neck would be great...

Most in the politics thread already have a brass one :-)))

Well as you can't seem to stay away from it even after you promised us all you would, yours must be pretty solid by now, so no need for a new one :-)
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Message 1473611 - Posted: 7 Feb 2014, 6:10:11 UTC

French scientists take 'first steps' towards personalised gene therapy treatment for breast cancer

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Message 1473694 - Posted: 7 Feb 2014, 13:02:31 UTC

That's good news:)
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Message 1474096 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 5:40:13 UTC
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We can only hope that the breakthroughs being made in biochemistry will be used responsibly to improve health and cure diseases for everyone. There has been disturbing programming on TV lately mentioning the possibility of creating "designer" babies with enhancements beyond health issues. If such medicine is possible and made available to those with deep pockets it will only increase the gap between the haves and the have nots.
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Message 1474295 - Posted: 8 Feb 2014, 19:45:17 UTC - in response to Message 1474096.

French scientists take 'first steps' towards personalised gene therapy treatment for breast cancer

Great News!! :)
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