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(Uproxx)   Woman experiencing pain and "clicking noises" after a cosmetic stem cell treatment was growing new bones in her eye. DO NOT WANT   (uproxx.com) divider line 70
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2012-12-20 02:21:25 PM
Do not want? Speak for yourself! I want eye bones!
 
2012-12-20 02:22:30 PM
I guess she'll have an aqueous humerus now!
 
2012-12-20 02:22:48 PM
The anigif was worth the read.
 
2012-12-20 02:22:56 PM
Just lost my Bone.
 
2012-12-20 02:23:09 PM
Not safe for lunch, subby.
 
2012-12-20 02:24:11 PM
The eye bone's connected to the brain bone
the brain bone's connected to the throat bone
the throat bone's connected to the tongue bone
the tone bone's connected to the lip bone...
 
2012-12-20 02:24:26 PM
Swallow or it's going in your eye
 
2012-12-20 02:24:50 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-20 02:25:03 PM
This sounds like a science breakthrough to me - now we know how to grow new bones.

/grow your bones people
 
2012-12-20 02:27:02 PM
That doctor should loose his license.  This is why they have regulations.  To prevent weird shiat like this.
 
2012-12-20 02:27:51 PM
My only regret is that I have eyeboneitis.
 
2012-12-20 02:28:06 PM

xanadian: The anigif was worth the read.


Meanwhile in my dreams........ AAAAAAHHHHH
 
2012-12-20 02:28:20 PM

p the boiler: This sounds like a science breakthrough to me - now we know how to grow new bones.

/grow your bones people


Bootstrappy people can just grow their own bones
 
2012-12-20 02:28:26 PM
He said "bones" heh heh heh

www.delish.com
 
2012-12-20 02:28:38 PM
She's not the first creature with eye bones.

www.palaeocritti.com
 
2012-12-20 02:30:22 PM
Ah, yes, the wonderful world of cosmetic surgery. What happened to aging gracefully, as opposed to becoming some plastic parody of what a human being should look like?
 
2012-12-20 02:30:39 PM
They should research the hell out of this. I'd wager there are people with missing parts who would be delighted at having those missing parts get regrown.
 
2012-12-20 02:30:57 PM
Hmmmm, possible cure for ED on the horizon? Grow a permabone from stemcells...
 
2012-12-20 02:31:52 PM
How corinthian!
 
2012-12-20 02:33:22 PM

Contents Under Pressure: They should research the hell out of this. I'd wager there are people with missing parts who would be delighted at having those missing parts get regrown.


Replacing missing limbs takes a lot more than just growing bone.
 
2012-12-20 02:33:28 PM
Yep...stick MSCs next to hydroxyapetite and you're gonna get bone. Stem cell treatments are promising, but they're not all ready for primetime yet. And you sure as shiat have to be careful with them.
 
2012-12-20 02:40:40 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
Approves.
 
2012-12-20 02:42:31 PM
WHY THE FARK WOULD YOU USE STEM CELLS IN A COSMETIC TREATMENT?!

How the fark is that even LEGAL!?

Especially since Stem Cells, while promising as hell, are still being evaluated and have a great risk for causing harm?!

Damnit, people like this are going to ultimately make large chunks of the public go "OH NOES! STEM CELLS IS TEH TOO DANGEROUS!" and ruin it for the rest of us.

/Same damn reason I get pissed when I see crap like "Underpants! Now infused with COLLOIDAL SILVER NANOPARTICLES TO FIGHT BACTERIA!" etc etc.
//NO! BAD COMPANY. BAD! Either you are lying, or you are being *incredibly* irresponsible with emerging technology. STOP IT.
 
2012-12-20 02:42:41 PM
Sounds painful.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-20 02:43:14 PM
She should have gone to Sean and Christian rather than Merrill.
 
2012-12-20 02:43:57 PM
So we are just spraying that shiat wherever we want and waiting to see what happens? Cool.
Doesn't some doctor put teeth in blind peoples eye sockets to get their vision restored? Medicine is a creepy farkin place for a rampant imagination. I think Mary Shelley stated it best when she said, "WTF?"
Wise words.
 
2012-12-20 02:44:28 PM
How can we apply this for military applications? Wolverine-like claws, bone-plated troops? Or go full-doomsday berserkers?.
 
2012-12-20 02:45:29 PM
Looks like we got us a Marvel New Universe lookin' for a time to happen.
 
2012-12-20 02:46:56 PM

studs up: So we are just spraying that shiat wherever we want and waiting to see what happens? Cool.
Doesn't some doctor put teeth in blind peoples eye sockets to get their vision restored? Medicine is a creepy farkin place for a rampant imagination. I think Mary Shelley stated it best when she said, "WTF?"
Wise words.


"With genetic modifications, beauty is no longer a goal or even a virtue, it is a moral obligation. Do we force the healthy to live with the contagious? Do we mix the criminal with the law abiding? Then why are the plain allowed to mingle with the fair?!"
 
2012-12-20 02:47:34 PM
You could say she rolled the bones and came up snake eyes...
 
2012-12-20 02:47:35 PM
I was going to eat lunch but I've suddenly lost my hydroxylapatite.
 
2012-12-20 02:48:24 PM

Two16: [upload.wikimedia.org image 369x600]
Approves.


Came here for the Corinthian. Leaving creeped-out.

/just completed my Sandman library earlier this year
 
2012-12-20 02:48:52 PM

CygnusDarius: How can we apply this for military applications? Wolverine-like claws, bone-plated troops? Or go full-doomsday berserkers?.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-20 02:51:06 PM
We must hope that no stem cells are involved in a Brazilian wax.
 
2012-12-20 02:52:20 PM
Weird medical symptoms? Clicking noises?

Better recreate the scene on the holodeck!
 
2012-12-20 02:52:59 PM

Sticky Hands: The eye bone's connected to the brain bone
the brain bone's connected to the throat bone
the throat bone's connected to the tongue bone

the tone bone's connected to the lip bone...

 
2012-12-20 02:53:25 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: That doctor should loose his license.


Sounds like his license was already pretty loose.
 
GBB
2012-12-20 02:53:35 PM
t0.gstatic.com
Too lazy to create a new one with "Bone-eye-tis"
 
2012-12-20 03:01:42 PM
Well, doesn't that just sound amazingly disgusting.
 
2012-12-20 03:02:09 PM
Sclerotic rings aren't a medical problem, they're a bonus!
 
2012-12-20 03:03:31 PM

Felgraf: Especially since Stem Cells, while promising as hell, are still being evaluated and have a great risk for causing harm?!


We've been doing stem cell treatments for decades, and have over two hundred functional treatments using them.

Zero using embryonic though, which is what the politicians like to fight about because it gets people raging while diverting attention and funding from stuff that actually works.
 
2012-12-20 03:06:09 PM

bluefoxicy: Felgraf: Especially since Stem Cells, while promising as hell, are still being evaluated and have a great risk for causing harm?!

We've been doing stem cell treatments for decades, and have over two hundred functional treatments using them.

Zero using embryonic though, which is what the politicians like to fight about because it gets people raging while diverting attention and funding from stuff that actually works.

Huh. I admit I've been sort of burried in graduate school work for years now, and since I haven't required any treatments that might need adult stem cells, I admitI never researched too deeply into them...

... This still sounds like a grevious misuse of them, though.
 
2012-12-20 03:08:01 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-20 03:10:57 PM
I'm fine with these vain idiots being lab rats for the rest of us.

Carry on.
 
2012-12-20 03:11:11 PM
When I look 'round, I only see outta one eye
As the smoke surrounds my head, the sauna
I hear the voices, but I can't make out their words
 
2012-12-20 03:13:41 PM
Interestingly enough, you can form bone in the back of your eye spontaneously. It's called choroidal osteoma... here's a picture.

eyewiki.aao.org

Sleep Tight!
 
2012-12-20 03:13:53 PM
Bad subby, although I understand that a headline with "growing news bones in her eye" will attract more attention than "growing new bones in her eyelid."
 
2012-12-20 03:16:40 PM

alywa: Interestingly enough, you can form bone in the back of your eye spontaneously. It's called choroidal osteoma... here's a picture.

[eyewiki.aao.org image 262x212]

Sleep Tight!


With all the bedbugs?
 
2012-12-20 03:18:56 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: That doctor should loose his license.  This is why they have regulations.  To prevent weird shiat like this.


No the reason we have licensing is to prevent competition from other people and restrict the supply of doctors artificially increasing the money they can ask for in the free market

There is a reason why regulations are supported by the big players no matter which industry you are talking about
 
2012-12-20 03:23:24 PM

Felgraf: ... This still sounds like a grevious misuse of them, though.


Maybe. The point is that they're far from poorly understood.

Take cancer, for example. Chemotherapy is fatal--always, in all cases, at all times. Your bone marrow dies. So before chemotherapy, drugs are injected to increase the quantity of bone marrow stem cells expelled into the blood. Bone marrow stem cells differentiate into blood, bone, or bone marrow. These cells are collected from the blood and stored. After chemo, the bone marrow--now destroyed--is replaced by injecting bone marrow cells into the bones, which then rebuild the marrow. The process is a little more complex than that, but sufficient to say we regenerate a complete organ via stem cells.

This ... mistake ... generated bone. With the proper control, you can generate a bone, but it will be random. With better control, you can generate a particular bone--this is harder than, say, cutting someone's arm off and just hoping they grow the rest of their upper arm instead of getting half a hip bone jutting off the stump, or a femur sticking out of their shoulder connected by some mess of tissue mass at the socket. Similarly, we can generate and implant a tooth bud to replace a tooth with a real tooth, but it grows into a random tooth--research into controlling the exact tooth is ongoing, and soon we will differentiate it into a top right incisor instead of, potentially, a molar.

Combine these treatments and you can regenerate bone and marrow--with muscle, tendon, and skin, you can regenerate a limb. More research is needed. Similar research is aimed at reverse-aging: inject properly cultured bone marrow stem cells into the human heart and they will tear down and rebuild scar tissue into functional tissue (successfully applied in animal trials); inject into a damaged pancreas and it will restore the pancreas to a youthful state, curing diabeetus.

Now consider injecting stem cells into the skin.

That's right: they're under the imaginative fantasy that stem cells injected into their skin will replace the aging skin stem cells, trigger apoptosis in the aging skin tissue, and cause a regeneration of youthful skin in the area. The doctors are probably capitalizing on gullible patients and false pretense, although I may just be unaware of this particular accepted cosmetic treatment.

This stuff is far from immature, though. We even freeze stem cells from umbilical cord blood, because we can use it to regenerate spinal tissue and cure paralysis related to an injured spinal column (this is common in Russia, but not in the US--it's even been done a few times in Ireland, to great success).
 
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