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    I recently saw some interesting things on regenerative medicine and its potential. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the subject: Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. I just found this field to be highly fascinating, and full of potential and I just wanted to see what other people thought.


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    That sounds very interesting. I actually don't know anything about it, but I'm just as fascinated when it comes to things that could improve and extend life. It sounds a little bit like what nano technology could do, although that's not exactly organic... I mean, I don't know much about that either but it's a very interesting topic. Can I see what you read please? =)


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    It seems perfectly reasonable and expected. Someone suffering from diabetes (because their pancreas doesn't work) will get a new pancreas. Same thing with worn-out hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs, etc. The brain seems to be the limiting factor here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headcat
    That sounds very interesting. I actually don't know anything about it, but I'm just as fascinated when it comes to things that could improve and extend life. It sounds a little bit like what nano technology could do, although that's not exactly organic... I mean, I don't know much about that either but it's a very interesting topic. Can I see what you read please? =)
    Well what got me interested in it was an episode of Modern Marvels on the History channel. It was about advances that are steadily making us more "Superhuman". So I went online and looked up more about it. This website is a great one: http://www.regenerativemedicine.net/

    Nano technology is awesome! I too don't know very much about either of these subjects, but my understanding of nano technology is that eventually the goal is to be able to use them to repair individual cells. Which would slow the aging process and extend life a large amount. I think MSNBC had an article on it a few months back... I'll look for it.
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    Nano technology can be used for a load more than just medical things.

    And I see, so there's stem cells involved in this. I was always quite intrigued by that. Wouldn't it be cool if they could regrow limbs too? XD No more need for prosthetics. Actually, probably this medical stuff would only be available to rich people anyways =P

    Why are people so against using embryonic stem cells? I've never even really understood the hatred of abortion, and using these cells to benefit others isn't half as bad as abortion anyways. *Sigh* silly humans...
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    Yeah, Nano Technology has lots of potential uses. I was just stating the ones applicable to this thread. Between Nano Tech, Regenerative Med, and Bionics, we have a high probability of living to extreme ages. And unfortunately these advances will only be available to the wealthy at first, but as time progresses hopefully these things will become common place.

    Eh I've never been able to see why people have moral objections to it. I can kinda understand the objections to abortion, but when compared to the bigger picture they are petty. We shouldn't let old taboos and backwards logic hinder science.
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