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2012-02-07 09:10:22 AM  
So, do they repair your funny bone with Silly Putty?
 
2012-02-07 09:14:29 AM  
That's pretty darn awesome. Until some guy injects it into his dick.
 
2012-02-07 09:32:10 AM  
So its a cure for a toy car shoved up your arse?
 
2012-02-07 09:38:10 AM  

BowtoMogul: So its a cure for a toy car shoved up your arse?


Slamming a car into a guard rail.

/sad about Dunn
 
2012-02-07 09:42:58 AM  
New from Ronco!
 
2012-02-07 09:51:17 AM  
images.wikia.com
 
2012-02-07 09:57:47 AM  
I wonder how this would have worked with the break I had last year. I shattered the distal end of my humerus and they had to reassemble the arm with plates and screws so it'd be the proper length. I'm told the bone filled in, but I'm still stuck with the plates for the rest of my life.
 
2012-02-07 10:10:12 AM  
Ooh, stem cells? I can't wait for fundies to refuse treatment for this if it comes to market for use in humans. You know, because their principles inform their daily lives and they're willing to put up with discomfort because of them.
 
2012-02-07 10:14:15 AM  

Any Pie Left: So, do they repair your funny bone with Silly Putty?


scarmig: That's pretty darn awesome. Until some guy injects it into his dick.


Let's just call it a draw.
 
2012-02-07 10:19:32 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I wonder how this would have worked with the break I had last year. I shattered the distal end of my humerus and they had to reassemble the arm with plates and screws so it'd be the proper length. I'm told the bone filled in, but I'm still stuck with the plates for the rest of my life.


Most likely they would have still had to reassemble your bone structure, but the recovery time should have been reduced greatly.

You don't want to heal a bone in the wrong shape that could get ugly fast.
 
2012-02-07 10:47:06 AM  
Interesting. I developed a stress fracture in my hip socket that took two years to fully heal. This would have been a nice alternative to crutches and generally avoiding physical activity.
 
2012-02-07 10:57:49 AM  
www.billymays.net

Unavailable to act as spokesman
 
2012-02-07 11:13:50 AM  

theorellior: Ooh, stem cells? I can't wait for fundies to refuse treatment for this if it comes to market for use in humans. You know, because their principles inform their daily lives and they're willing to put up with discomfort because of them.


The more sensible Christians (and you're out there, I've seen you) will be reading stuff like this and integrating it into their thought processes...

www.lybrary.com

...and the fundies can EABOD.

I want to introduce a symbol that's recognized by fundies and the medical profession. Something based on these, maybe...

christiansym.com

...and have people wear it on bracelets, like those First Responder bracelets. And I think I'll call the company Christian-American Medical, so the precious little snowflakes can feel like an oppressed minority.

www.oneida-medical-jewelry.comwww.diabetesbracelet.org

I'll have a website URL on the bracelet, and a message that the wearer is a person of faith who rejects voodoo "theories" like "evolution", and values all life so they will not have any medicine that forwards the push to accept stem cell use as the norm (as it's a slippery slope to using embryonic stem cells), because they blah blah accepted Jesus as their personal Savior blah blah.

I guararntee you that after the initial fascination with these bits of flair, there will be thousands of stories of people that walked into the hospital with their Christian-American Medical Bracelet, and took it off ("oh this? Erm, it was just a gift. Give me the newer medical treatments, this is just a fashion thing...") once the options for treatment and their prognoses using the different treatments were presented to them.

People are frequently only Fair Weathered Faithists, but (as we know) there are no anti-science types in the trenches of abortion clinics and oncology departments. But what they do with their bracelets once I've sold 10 million of them is their own business.
 
2012-02-07 11:20:22 AM  
I wonder how well this would work on ribs.
I might be driven to harvest stem cells myself if I had another rib fracture and this would speed up that pain.
 
2012-02-07 11:26:11 AM  

BowtoMogul: I wonder how well this would work on ribs.


I prefer a little barbecue sauce, but to each his own.
 
2012-02-07 11:27:12 AM  

Jackpot777: I want to introduce a symbol that's recognized by fundies and the medical profession. Something based on these, maybe and have people wear it on bracelets, like those First Responder bracelets. And I think I'll call the company Christian-American Medical, so the precious little snowflakes can feel like an oppressed minority.


You have a solid working concept here, I can design the bracelets, let's get a business plan together and find us some VC.
 
2012-02-07 11:37:42 AM  
www.loubortone.com
"Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor! Not a brick layer!"
 
2012-02-07 11:37:55 AM  
I wonder if the researchers have noticed any increase in the risks of developing bone tumors due to the use of Fracture Putty.
 
2012-02-07 01:00:38 PM  
The putty takes the form of a gel that gets injected into the broken bones. It then goes to work rapidly generating bone much faster than a body can achieve on its own.

Cells that rapidly generate? Countdown before 'it causes cancer'.
 
2012-02-07 01:33:22 PM  
Harry Potter did it first.
 
2012-02-07 02:50:04 PM  

Robots are Strong: Harry Potter did it first.


actually Starship troopers did it first.
 
2012-02-07 03:29:24 PM  

theorellior: Ooh, stem cells? I can't wait for fundies to refuse treatment for this if it comes to market for use in humans. You know, because their principles inform their daily lives and they're willing to put up with discomfort because of them.


There are different kinds of stem cells. The fundies have issues with embryonic stem cells. Those aren't the kind used in the putty. Though I doubt most people against stem cell research put forth the effort to find out that there are different types of stem cells.
 
2012-02-07 06:42:20 PM  
FTFA:"Fracture Putty has yet to be tested on humans, but it has already been proven to work in animals"

You KNOW its some poor lab techs job to break the little mice bones
 
Skr
2012-02-07 06:46:32 PM  
One step closer to Exo suits that can inject healing substances.
 
2012-02-07 07:22:57 PM  
www.conqueryourbeing.com[/img

Go on...
 
2012-02-07 07:51:12 PM  

MickCollins: theorellior: Ooh, stem cells? I can't wait for fundies to refuse treatment for this if it comes to market for use in humans. You know, because their principles inform their daily lives and they're willing to put up with discomfort because of them.

There are different kinds of stem cells. The fundies have issues with embryonic stem cells. Those aren't the kind used in the putty. Though I doubt most people against stem cell research put forth the effort to find out that there are different types of stem cells.


There isn't one cure or treatment using embryonic stem cells. There are many using adult stem cells. Makes you wonder if all the money thrown at embryonic stem cell research was worth it just for all the libs to fund it just to spite the fundies.
 
2012-02-07 09:26:12 PM  
Great. *NOW* they come out with cool stuff to fix busted bones.

I coulda used that about 18 months ago...

www.moosekiller.com
 
2012-02-07 09:38:05 PM  

liverpoolumd: Robots are Strong: Harry Potter did it first.

actually Starship troopers did it first.


Touche.

MooseKiller: Great. *NOW* they come out with cool stuff to fix busted bones.

I coulda used that about 18 months ago...

[www.moosekiller.com image 368x450]


But we should see the moose, right?
 
2012-02-08 01:29:37 AM  

MooseKiller: Great. *NOW* they come out with cool stuff to fix busted bones.

I coulda used that about 18 months ago...

[www.moosekiller.com image 368x450]


Ooh. Okay, I'll bite. That looks pretty nasty, what happened?
 
2012-02-08 10:25:51 AM  

theorellior: Jackpot777: I want to introduce a symbol that's recognized by fundies and the medical profession. Something based on these, maybe and have people wear it on bracelets, like those First Responder bracelets. And I think I'll call the company Christian-American Medical, so the precious little snowflakes can feel like an oppressed minority.

You have a solid working concept here, I can design the bracelets, let's get a business plan together and find us some VC.


I'm in for 5 bucks. Let me know when you set up your Kickstarter.

I haven't broken a bone yet, but statistically it's likely to happen.

/also winced when I thought about how they had to get the broken bones for animal testing.
//not that I'm a PETA member or anything, but...ow.
 
2012-02-08 12:17:04 PM  

lordargent: The putty takes the form of a gel that gets injected into the broken bones. It then goes to work rapidly generating bone much faster than a body can achieve on its own.

Cells that rapidly generate? Countdown before 'it causes cancer'.


FTFA: "The key to Fracture Putty is the use of mesenchymal stem cells that produce a protein key to bone generation. The cells survive long enough after injection into the patient to cause a rapid generation of new bone, thus healing it very quickly."

As I read this the injected cells don't multiply, they survive long enough to produce bone generating proteins.
 
2012-02-08 06:19:18 PM  

MLWS: lordargent: The putty takes the form of a gel that gets injected into the broken bones. It then goes to work rapidly generating bone much faster than a body can achieve on its own.

Cells that rapidly generate? Countdown before 'it causes cancer'.

FTFA: "The key to Fracture Putty is the use of mesenchymal stem cells that produce a protein key to bone generation. The cells survive long enough after injection into the patient to cause a rapid generation of new bone, thus healing it very quickly."

As I read this the injected cells don't multiply, they survive long enough to produce bone generating proteins.


It almost sound like micro-fracture surgery to repair/replace cartilage in the knee, except the micro-fracture produces a stem-cell rich clot that forms new cartilage.

There is also interesting stem cell procedures being done off shore by American surgeons on athletes. The surgeon harvests stem cells from the patient then cultures them. They are then used to regrow tendons or cartilage.

Pretty interesting stuff that doesn't involve aborted fetuses.
 
2012-02-08 07:50:06 PM  

lordargent: The putty takes the form of a gel that gets injected into the broken bones. It then goes to work rapidly generating bone much faster than a body can achieve on its own.

Cells that rapidly generate? Countdown before 'it causes cancer'.


Negatory. The cells get decimated by the immune system, but this takes a day or two, and in that time they generate a gelatinous mesh of protein that encourages normal cells in the area to deposit bone material and provides a decent framework. This seriously cuts the time down that the bone needs to regrow, as the longest process is getting the tissue to create new framework in the area.
 
2012-02-08 10:37:55 PM  

MooseKiller: Great. *NOW* they come out with cool stuff to fix busted bones.

I coulda used that about 18 months ago...

[www.moosekiller.com image 368x450]



i.imgur.com
Daaayum!
 
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