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    I've been very interested in the prospect of mass cellular regeneration through what I believe could become normal eventually my question is though since that kind of regeneration would require a massive amount of stem cells, a huge amount of Adenosine Triphosphate may be needed as well and perhaps a manipulated gene capable of allowing brand new stem cells to be made without replicating off old ones from nucleic acids found in various foods. is this a viable method? I believe that while as you know Aubrey De Grey has already proposed that within a few years anti ageing therapies will become readily available and we may live indefinitely but at a greater cost that the method I'm theorising. Is it possible to do this kind of regeneration through this method?


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    first i cannot say yea because the method you stating is'nt clear,and when you believe that in years time,aging will be slowed by this same basis,i would say yes,but you still get to die anytime of your life.........make your thread more clear man.


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    There are many things that stem cells cannot regenerate. Veins, capillaries, bones, neurons, just to name a few. So there's no way that has been developed or being developed that can regenerate those types of body parts. Then there's many problems that happen as we age as an aneurysm in the brain caused by a blood clot which can't be found until it strikes, stem cells can't stop those types of things from happening.
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    thank you I'll keep that in mind but surely their must be a way to bypass those issues surely? Genetics can't just end with a full stop on regeneration I mean simple multicellular organisms like the sea cucumber can do it even though, yes I'll agree that the genetic difference is to large but we're all basically made of amino acids formed by carbon as you know just arranged differently if we could alter a gene similar in to another found in humans to a small.. Extremely risky. Alas I know we are more complex chemically but surely there is an answer to it. I can feel as though it's just a little ahead of us. We're just not taking an alternate way of looking at it. I know it's painstakingly difficult but surely there is a way.
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    As long as a synthetic type is made that can be used by the humans would it be possible for its use in humans. Trying to replicate any other living things enzymes into one which could be used by humans is a very daunting task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    There are many things that stem cells cannot regenerate. Veins, capillaries, bones, neurons, just to name a few.
    Is that true? I thought the whole point of stem cells was that they can differentiate into any type of tissue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    There are many things that stem cells cannot regenerate. Veins, capillaries, bones, neurons, just to name a few.
    Is that true? I thought the whole point of stem cells was that they can differentiate into any type of tissue.
    As of now I think that they are being used to help with certain vital organs.


    "Perhaps the most important potential application of human stem cells is the generation of cells and tissues that could be used for cell-based therapies. Today, donated organs and tissues are often used to replace ailing or destroyed tissue, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs far outweighs the available supply. Stem cells, directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis."
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    Here is article about growing new blood vessels from stem cells: Futurity.org – Stem cells to blood vessels in two weeks
    One on neurons: 8. Rebuilding the Nervous System with Stem Cells [Stem Cell Information]
    And here is an article on stem cells being used to grow new bone tissue: 11. Using Stem Cells to Build New Bones: A Tissue Engineering Frontier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Here is article about growing new blood vessels from stem cells: Futurity.org – Stem cells to blood vessels in two weeks
    One on neurons: 8. Rebuilding the Nervous System with Stem Cells [Stem Cell Information]
    And here is an article on stem cells being used to grow new bone tissue: 11. Using Stem Cells to Build New Bones: A Tissue Engineering Frontier
    Thank you for the update.
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    So though very difficult pain stakingly I agree. It is possible with the right viral vector say the Herpes simplex virus as a viral vector it should carry the gene needed to make protein for synthesis of amino acids which can then be created into stem cells.
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    either that or the capability is already there as it is straight after birth so the only foreseeable way of achieving it is the method I suggested. I can't see any other loophole I could be wrong but for now that's all I can think of.
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