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April 4, 2006 4:49 PM   Subscribe

Mouse balls aren't the only testes that can heal. PrimeGen Biotech has announced just a few days later that they have discovered the same thing in human balls. That was quick.
posted by the giant pill (20 comments total)

 
Hey, ladies. My balls having healing powers.
posted by horsewithnoname at 4:55 PM on April 4, 2006


Sounds like a load of bollocks.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 4:57 PM on April 4, 2006


"California firm PrimeGen Biotech says its technology has been used to coax brain, heart and bone cells from a type of cell in gonads called the germ line."

So, pretty soon, I'll be thinking with my balls.

Wait. Old news.
posted by dsword at 5:00 PM on April 4, 2006


some of us already know of the healing power of genitalia.
posted by thanatogenous at 5:03 PM on April 4, 2006


Looks like I'm back on the rugby team.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:04 PM on April 4, 2006





posted by Effigy2000 at 5:13 PM on April 4, 2006


Blair and Bush -- now's the chance to put your cojones to good use! Saddle on up! Yee-haw, cowboys.
posted by ericb at 5:16 PM on April 4, 2006


MR. T ATE MY GERM LINE!
posted by brain_drain at 5:26 PM on April 4, 2006


You know, if you can cause the testies to create stem cells, could these stem cells then grow into full babies?

The idea of taking a single cell from the body, and then just growing it into a new person really freaks me out.

But the idea of taking a normal egg cell, replacing the DNA with DNA from another fully grown adult and turning that into another person does not freak me out at all.

Odd.
posted by delmoi at 5:28 PM on April 4, 2006


I still use ball mouse and love it.
posted by archkim at 5:33 PM on April 4, 2006


You know, if you can cause the testies [sic] to create stem cells...

Alien Ball: The elders tell of a young ball much like you. He bounced three meters in the air. Then he bounced 1.8 meters in the air. Then he bounced 4 meters in the air. Do I make myself clear?

Henry Kissinger: Mr. Ambassador, our people tell the same story.

Bender: Oh! Argh! These balls are making me testy! If they don’t stop bouncing and jiggling, I swear I’m going to shove this treaty up their -- wait a second, where do you shove things up a ball?

Henry Kissinger: This isn’t a productive area of discussion.
posted by davejay at 5:37 PM on April 4, 2006


MetaFilter: This isn't a productive area of discussion.

just wanted to get that out of the way
posted by davejay at 5:40 PM on April 4, 2006


Wow. That is nuts.
posted by milquetoast at 5:45 PM on April 4, 2006


"Germ cells isolated from adult human testis can be therapeutically reprogrammed to have the ability to differentiate into cells that can be used therapeutically for cell-based regenerative medicine," Silva's team wrote in a paper.

you just squeeze 'em a little.
posted by carsonb at 5:48 PM on April 4, 2006


If my balls can grow other organs, I want them to be eyes, so I can finally see what I'm doing.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:58 PM on April 4, 2006


At last I have an excuse for my diet.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:11 PM on April 4, 2006


Nut butter...the essence of life.
posted by Falconetti at 6:12 PM on April 4, 2006


MMMMMMmmmmmnut butttter!
posted by Mr Bluesky at 7:00 PM on April 4, 2006


And here we go again, with thos damn scientists pushing society into a sweaty ethical position that nobody wants to be all bunched up against.
posted by The Bishop of Turkey at 9:41 PM on April 4, 2006


If you pull my stem while in a cell, I'm your daddy.

Fascinating and encouraging. Daddy needs a new pair of lungs.
posted by Goofyy at 11:21 PM on April 4, 2006


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