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Man Grows Finger Back... USING 'PIXIE DUST'?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by 1)ark_NiTe, May 1, 2008.

  1. 1)ark_NiTe

    1)ark_NiTe

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    The article is quite unbelievable. You can read it here first before you reply.

    "Today though, you wouldn't know it. Mr Spievak, who is 69 years old, shows off his finger, and it's all there, tissue, nerves, nail, skin, even his finger print.

    'Pixie dust'

    How? Well that's the truly remarkable part. It wasn't a transplant. Mr Spievak re-grew his finger tip. He used a powder - or pixie dust as he sometimes refers to it while telling his story."



    It was hard for me to believe until I saw the video at the top of the article and that the U.S. military is interested in using it. To me it seems like something that is way beyond the realm of this world (the fact that it regrows nerves, tissue, etc.) but who knows, it could just be a modern medical miracle. Either way it is truly amazing.

    More sources for you skeptics:


    CBS News

    Suite 101
     
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    hahahaha... bs!
     
  3. 1)ark_NiTe

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    It's really not BS, it's a report by the BBC (credible source) and it's currently being researched by the University of Pittsburgh. Don't say it's BS before you even read the article.
     
  4. PurplePoot

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    From what I heard, all the powder does is prevent scabs from forming, and apparently with the scab growing function of your body turned off, it initiates the regeneration function which generally has low enough precedence that it is never activated.

    Unconfirmed though, but yeah, cool stuff.

    EDIT: Confirmed from the BBC article's content.
     
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    Finally a solution to reverse castrations D:
     
  6. LiOneSS

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    OMG COOL :O never heard that a human can regrow somthing o_O
     
  7. SantaBla

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    Who said God hates amputees D:?
     
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    This is just too weird o_O
     
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    So awesome aint it. I could not see how someone wont not think that his is awesome.

    ...

    Let's hang him.
     
  10. GST_Nemisis

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    yeh it uses a material found from inside pigs bladders called "somthing" matrix, i forget what, but this stuff basically tells the cells to regenerate as if they were stem cells.
     
  11. 1)ark_NiTe

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    Yep, it sure does. The only thing I don't think that it regenerates is bone, but they think within the next 10 years they'll have that figured out as well. Next they just have to create magic wands and we'll all be able to go to Hogwarts :xxd:!
     
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    I've readt somewhere that the only regenerating organ in your body is the livver.
     
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    If this works...it will be a medical miracle!
     
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    it does work, you can actually see the before and after pictures of it.
     
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    Now all we have to deal with is a total monopolization of the substance and watch as it totally becomes unusable to the poor, the needy, the amputated, and those without limbs.

    And it probably causes cancer like everything else on the face of the earth, and including everything orbiting it/us orbiting.
     
  16. 1)ark_NiTe

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    I doubt that will happen unless Big-Pharm gets word of it and then tries in every way possible to make it inaccessible to most or all people so they can continue to sell their drugs to people and make them think they need them.
     
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    So I could cut off my finger, regrow it, and have two copies of my finger?

    /me begins plotting the worst Halloween you'll ever see...
     
  18. 1)ark_NiTe

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    LOL, that's pretty funny Hakeem. Instead of using fake fingers to gross people out there could be a market for REAL fingers!

    This is a cannibals dream if you think about it. They could eat themselves and then grow themselves back :grin:
     
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    Could be used for Wendy's chili. Finger lickin' good!
     
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    You guys are fucked up

    No seriously, this sounds like total BS to me

    Something that can make regular cells act like stem cells, I caught wind of a rumor of that, but I was unsure

    Holy sh*t they got it coded to regrow a fucking finger?!!?!?

    I mean, shit we are flying around in massive jet planes, and cloning animals
    So I s'pose we have the capability...

    But I will say that is complete BS until I cut my own finger off and grow a new one (which I probably won't ever do, consciously, so I'd drug a friend :smile:)