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(Nature)   Scientists find a way to create new brain cells from...eww, that's just gross   (nature.com) divider line 65
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2012-12-10 02:59:32 AM  
clever, I say
 
2012-12-10 03:06:51 AM  
That's neat!
 
2012-12-10 03:19:17 AM  
I'm drinking my way to more brain cells right now!!
 
2012-12-10 08:02:32 AM  
What a pee-brain
 
2012-12-10 08:58:54 AM  
Urineuron?
 
2012-12-10 09:49:10 AM  
Where do you think the term piss-for-brains comes from?
 
2012-12-10 09:53:42 AM  
Approves:

s10.postimage.org
 
2012-12-10 10:03:52 AM  
I really am thinking with my dick!
 
2012-12-10 10:06:49 AM  
They are seeking funding for Phase 2 of the project: Sh*** for Brains
 
2012-12-10 10:08:22 AM  
i1151.photobucket.com
Nnnyyyesss - I believe this is a cunning ploy instigated by the light beer industry.
 
2012-12-10 10:12:50 AM  
Just hope they don't mix up your cells with some parasite's cells then implant that into your brain. This must be the origin of Brain Slugs.
 
2012-12-10 10:13:07 AM  
I have been told my whole life I was pissin my brain away. Now I have scientific proof.
 
2012-12-10 10:13:28 AM  

eww, that's just gross


Why is that gross? Urine denial.
 
2012-12-10 10:14:05 AM  
This could be a great result. Imagine a wee machine connected to the hampton that processed your pish as you drank and then installed shiny new brain cells into the places where the alcohol had destroyed them.

Science is awesome.
 
2012-12-10 10:14:05 AM  
So you drink the beer, it goes up in your brain and makes you happy, but it's not allowed to stay very long so it takes its new friends the brain cells with it when you pee it out.
 
2012-12-10 10:15:24 AM  
So - did that only work with rats, or did they take human urine, make neurons, then inject them into rats? The article is ambiguous.
 
2012-12-10 10:17:20 AM  
i would rather think the zombies were going to eat my brains than this
 
2012-12-10 10:20:01 AM  

Carn: So you drink the beer, it goes up in your brain and makes you happy, but it's not allowed to stay very long so it takes its new friends the brain cells with it when you pee it out.


Came to propose this hypothesis..
Who knew pissing away brain cells was literal .
 
2012-12-10 10:23:03 AM  
It does explain the Politics tab, though.
 
2012-12-10 10:24:55 AM  
It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?
 
2012-12-10 10:25:13 AM  
Still less gross than Romans using urine for dry cleaning. Only because it meant the whole society wore urine dry cleaned garments.
 
2012-12-10 10:28:46 AM  

RedVentrue: It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?


FETAE
www.gaganisbros.com.au
 
2012-12-10 10:30:16 AM  
They finally found something worth a squirt of piss
 
2012-12-10 10:30:21 AM  
Well, ain't that a pisser?
 
2012-12-10 10:31:49 AM  
pee brain not pea brain
 
2012-12-10 10:33:17 AM  
Oh don't get all pissy about it, subby.
 
2012-12-10 10:36:19 AM  
If I'm brain damaged and you can replace huge swaths of damaged neurons, I really won't care where they came from.
 
2012-12-10 10:40:45 AM  
[chumba wumba]

Pissing the ni-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ight away!!!!

[/chumba wumba]
 
2012-12-10 10:48:11 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: RedVentrue: It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?

FETAE
[www.gaganisbros.com.au image 418x306]


Thank you!!!

You saved my grammar!
 
2012-12-10 10:52:24 AM  
So, our brains signals would be transmitted via Urons?
 
2012-12-10 10:54:27 AM  
i49.tinypic.com

Ahead of his time.
 
2012-12-10 10:54:35 AM  
Proof that heavy drinkers are pissing their brains away.
 
2012-12-10 10:54:39 AM  
That would explain my daughter's boyfriend...

actually, calling him piss for brains insults perfectly good piss...
 
2012-12-10 10:56:50 AM  

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: This could be a great result. Imagine a wee machine connected to the hampton that processed your pish as you drank and then installed shiny new brain cells into the places where the alcohol had destroyed them.

Science is awesome.


Did you say "pish?"

You're drunk!
 
2012-12-10 11:11:24 AM  
Exactly. They are taking a Urine cell and turning it into a brain cell. That's what is going on there.
 
2012-12-10 11:12:33 AM  
That's some whiz-bang science.
 
2012-12-10 11:24:05 AM  
Scienticians are just working on the "shiat-for-brains" hypothesis
 
2012-12-10 11:24:25 AM  
for some reason, they just are plain pissy...
 
2012-12-10 11:29:06 AM  
Gee whizz.
 
2012-12-10 11:32:08 AM  
What a piss-poor idea!
 
2012-12-10 11:32:27 AM  
Huge brain.
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-12-10 11:54:13 AM  
So is this how Zeus reconstituted himself after the Danae incident?
 
2012-12-10 11:56:21 AM  

UberDave: Approves:

[s10.postimage.org image 200x160]


More like the most smartest person in the world.

/also came for piss-for-brains
//leaving satisfied
 
2012-12-10 12:06:09 PM  
Pissing on her head.
It's not just for kicks anymore.
 
2012-12-10 12:11:26 PM  
The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??
 
2012-12-10 12:21:16 PM  

LazarusLong42


The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??


Since 'pei' is pronounced 'pay', I'm surprised anyone mentioned it.
 
2012-12-10 12:26:04 PM  
Wait... if pee contains cells then those cells could be infected with a virus, right? Then why does everyone seem to say that urine is sterile?
 
2012-12-10 12:30:18 PM  
Looks like Costner was onto something in Waterworld...
 
2012-12-10 12:45:05 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: LazarusLong42

The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??


Since 'pei' is pronounced 'pay', I'm surprised anyone mentioned it.


I think Laz is making a comment about the commercialization of science. As in "We just figured out how to turn piss into brains now we're gonna git Pei(d)"
 
2012-12-10 01:13:35 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Huge brain.
[farm3.static.flickr.com image 333x500]


What in god's name is that?
 
2012-12-10 01:15:29 PM  
static6.businessinsider.com

Will rip out your eyes and provide urine directly to your grey matter...
 
2012-12-10 01:36:49 PM  
Uh... some joke about beer and pissing away your brain cells...
 
2012-12-10 01:52:42 PM  
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
 
2012-12-10 02:02:11 PM  
this explains a lot....
 
2012-12-10 02:50:14 PM  
i26.photobucket.com
Q&D
 
2012-12-10 02:51:34 PM  

Jument: Wait... if pee contains cells then those cells could be infected with a virus, right? Then why does everyone seem to say that urine is sterile?


i1191.photobucket.com
Because they like the taste
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-10 03:40:56 PM  
People have been using shiat for brains for years.
 
2012-12-10 06:52:13 PM  
Now a good use for urine.
 
2012-12-10 07:32:08 PM  
No more pissing in the urinal. I'm keeping mine from now on.

How big a tank will I need?
 
2012-12-10 07:36:05 PM  
While I applaud any life-saving research, I gotta ask...who comes up with this stuff? Honestly...this and poop transplants. Farking weirdos
 
2012-12-10 07:40:28 PM  

jamspoon: How big a tank will I need?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_balance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_truck

To answer my own question: About 2 fuel tankers in a lifetime
 
2012-12-10 07:44:23 PM  

Jument: Wait... if pee contains cells then those cells could be infected with a virus, right? Then why does everyone seem to say that urine is sterile?


Maybe the cells aren't from you, they're from whatever life forms you have acquired the powers of by eating their brains, so you don't have to worry about their species-specific viruses?
 
2012-12-10 08:16:51 PM  
"Urine is sterile". Yes. But not sterilizing, itself. Basically, they come out clean, but don't stay that way.

In the meantime, subby is just pissed about this.
 
2012-12-11 01:11:28 PM  
So has this been pee-er reviewed?
 
2012-12-12 10:18:24 AM  
I don't normally do this, but this was my submission for this story:

Scientists create brain cells from human urine, completing the cycle of life for beer drinkers everywhere
 
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