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(BBC)   Deaf gerbils 'hear again' after stem cell cure. This article has absolutely nothing to do with Richard Gere   ( divider line
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2012-09-12 04:32:30 PM  
in other news, Richard Gere develops super hearing.
2012-09-12 05:43:45 PM  
2012-09-12 05:48:19 PM  
Too bad everything legitimate involving stem cells, outside of Oncology at very specialized centers, is either in trials or highly experimental at this point and time. Oh, and those centers won't charge you 40,000 dollars to be a part of their "investigational trial", considering those practices are unethical and illegal.

So no, Virginia, that Stem Cell clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is not legit. That guy on Natural News telling you about it is a moron, and an AltMed Shill.
2012-09-12 05:50:07 PM  
Richard Gere is fond of putting small mammals in his rectum.
2012-09-12 05:50:15 PM  
The Deaf Gerbils - awesome band name.
2012-09-12 05:59:35 PM  
I read that too quick and thought... What the hell is a DERF gerbil ???

I got to go home. Please turn out the light when you're done.
Zel [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 06:03:54 PM  
being able to grow nerves is halfway to being able to engineer new senses

we can now grow in nerves, I'd like an internet feed installed...
2012-09-12 06:19:02 PM  
I, for one, do not welcome continued pot shots at one of Hollywood's most ethical, moral and generally groovy citizens by those who would seek to get a cheap chortle by repeating a slanderous lie.
2012-09-12 06:30:03 PM

2012-09-12 06:30:23 PM  

Zel: being able to grow nerves is halfway to being able to engineer new senses

Eh... I don't know about that. There's still that whole pesky "brain" thing to deal with. Senses aren't exactly plug and play...
2012-09-12 09:44:00 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Richard Gere is fond of putting small mammals in his rectum.

Where else did you expect to put a Babel Gerbil?
2012-09-12 09:49:37 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Richard Gere is fond of putting small mammals in his rectum.

2012-09-12 09:57:22 PM  
The crippled can HEAR again! The blind can walk! And the deaf can throw away their canes!
2012-09-12 10:50:55 PM excited for a moment, then I read the article.

They regenerated spiral ganglion cells. Sadly, most people's hearing loss is a result of dead hair cells. The holy grail is regenerating them.

Mainstream sites often get such details wrong, so I will have to check the original article.
2012-09-12 11:22:41 PM  
This was never funny to begin with. Subtard should be beaten.
2012-09-13 01:28:50 AM  
And to think, maybe Anne Frank could've at least heard the world around her
2012-09-13 05:24:38 AM  
"The biggest issue is actually getting into the part of the inner ear where they'll do some good. It's extremely tiny and very difficult to get to and that will be a really formidable undertaking," he said.

So.. they managed to do it in 18 different GERBILS, but human ears are too small?
2012-09-13 03:38:17 PM  
"Deaf Gerbils" sounds like an awesome band name.
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