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Creating Liver Tissue from Bone Marrow Stem Cells
March 29, 2007 7:58 AM   Subscribe


 
Oh, good. Now they just need to do the lungs and I'm set.
posted by IronLizard at 8:01 AM on March 29, 2007


I'll drink to that.
posted by exogenous at 8:12 AM on March 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


WE ARE ALL GOING TO LIVE FOREVER.

There's no way I'm reading this article which will undoubtedly kill my buzz from the headline.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 8:30 AM on March 29, 2007


Once thought to be untreatable, liver cancer is still hard to treat. This is amazing news jason's_planet.

Metastatic, or secondary, liver tumors have spread to the liver from a cancer elsewhere in the body. Because one of the liver's main functions is to filter blood, cancer cells from other parts of the body may become lodged in the liver and become tumors. The most common type of metastatic liver tumors are those caused by colon cancer that has spread to the liver.

What's been astonishing to me this week as well is info about "printing" new bones, muscle and possibly in the near future, organs:

Bio-ink printer makes stem cells differentiate.

Bio Ink Jet Printing Muscle And Bone.
posted by nickyskye at 9:13 AM on March 29, 2007


This looks like a great result; anyone have access to the full paper? Thanks j_p.
posted by Mister_A at 9:20 AM on March 29, 2007


Full-text access is limited to subscribers.

Here's the free abstract.
posted by jason's_planet at 9:51 AM on March 29, 2007


You mean I can keep drinking? Cheers!
posted by kjs3 at 11:12 AM on March 29, 2007


live forever

Yeah if you don't mind dozens of surgeries and millions of dollars. "Barbaric", as Leonard McCoy would say.
posted by stbalbach at 12:15 PM on March 29, 2007


I have faith that science will soon let me drink up my new liver stem cells in a delicious daiquiri.
posted by chairface at 3:37 PM on March 29, 2007


Yay!

Seriously.
posted by The Power Nap at 3:50 PM on March 29, 2007


Wake me up out of my sugar coma when they get to the pancreas.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:39 PM on March 29, 2007


"Barbaric", as Leonard McCoy would say.

See, that's where you lost me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:27 PM on March 29, 2007


Can I start drinking again?
posted by nighthawks at 10:38 PM on March 29, 2007


Yeah, don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but this was published in Radiology...not the most prestigous journal.
posted by available at 11:51 PM on March 29, 2007


Yeah, don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but this was published in Radiology...not the most prestigous journal.

Wrong. Radiology is the most prestigious journal in its field. Guess what field that is.
posted by Mister_A at 6:45 AM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's been astonishing to me this week as well is info about "printing" new bones, muscle and possibly in the near future, organs:

Bio-ink printer makes stem cells differentiate.

Bio Ink Jet Printing Muscle And Bone.
Oh, yeah! I've heard about that stuff. Verrry interesting. And that technology has a huge potential to help people. Thank you for posting those links, nickyskye.

Thanks j_p.

You're welcome, sir. Anytime!
posted by jason's_planet at 9:34 AM on March 30, 2007


Wrong. Radiology is the most prestigious journal in its field. Guess what field that is.
posted by Mister_A at 6:45 AM on March 30


....Research with crummy controls? No wait, I got it! It's the stuff that's not good enough to be accepted into any top-tier or even mid-level journal. Published in Radiology, that'll make my career.
posted by available at 1:13 AM on March 31, 2007


Radiology bought my high school poems, and didn't pay!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:00 AM on March 31, 2007






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