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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 03:26:21 PM

maniacalclown: Weird medical symptoms? Clicking noises?

Better recreate the scene on the holodeck!


That episode gave me such nightmares when I was a kid...
 
2012-12-20 03:29:56 PM
The one thing I took away from the article is they figured out what happened.

This wasn't just some "WTF, the stem cells picked a random growth pattern" issue. Encouraging, at least, to not have to say, "we have no idea why this happened, and we have no control over it."
 
2012-12-20 03:34:10 PM

Raw_fishFood: 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?


I'd call this a false choice. The technology is improving over time, and for some people, "Aging Gracefully" is not an option. It's either "try cosmetic surgery and hope for the best" or "Accept that you're gonna look like a train wreck from here out."

Sure, there's some that do age gracefully, more power to 'em. But I'd bet that some of those who "aged gracefully" as you put it, were either genetically lucky or did some "under the table" work.
 
2012-12-20 03:38:23 PM
That story was hot. Or maybe it was the story I made up about the first picture.

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//so hot
 
2012-12-20 03:45:48 PM
We have been decieved. We were told that dead babies would cure everything.
 
2012-12-20 03:52:38 PM

Warlordtrooper: 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


A big ole THIS.
 
2012-12-20 03:53:17 PM

elchupacabra: Raw_fishFood: 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?

I'd call this a false choice. The technology is improving over time, and for some people, "Aging Gracefully" is not an option. It's either "try cosmetic surgery and hope for the best" or "Accept that you're gonna look like a train wreck from here out."

Sure, there's some that do age gracefully, more power to 'em. But I'd bet that some of those who "aged gracefully" as you put it, were either genetically lucky or did some "under the table" work.


You aren't fooling anyone, you old bat.
 
2012-12-20 03:57:42 PM
Bone Eye is a cool band name
 
2012-12-20 04:04:02 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...


Why did I sing-read that with a Dr. Nick accent?
 
2012-12-20 04:12:07 PM
Eye have the weirdest boner right now.
 
2012-12-20 04:48:11 PM
Eye have the weirdest boner right now.
 
2012-12-20 04:48:46 PM
Shakes fist
 
2012-12-20 04:57:06 PM
There was a patient at the U of Arizona medical center who underwent stem cell treatment. Evidently, something went horribly wrong and the whole thing was hushed up. I don't know whether he melted into mush or became so sort of monster. Their starting linebacker that year was huge, made loud clicking noises and had 3 hands. When he committed defensive holding, you were held.

I always think of this pic from Mad magazine when these kinds of medical oddities crop up:

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2012-12-20 04:58:00 PM
That's a Holy Shiat moment
 
2012-12-20 04:59:40 PM

Gough: 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."


Um...that's not all that much better...

/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-20 05:09:21 PM

PunGent: Gough: 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."

Um...that's not all that much better...

/dnrtfa


I fail to see the humerus in all of this.
 
2012-12-20 06:21:03 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.

 
Yeah, the tooth-in-eye surgery is a thing:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5737927/Blind - man-has-sight-restored-by-having-tooth-implanted-in-his-eye.html
 
The difference, of course, is that it's done by a specialist (not a cosmetic surgeon), and it actually works. It has the side effect of looking kinda creepy, but it's still very cool.
 
2012-12-20 07:18:16 PM

Canton: 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.

Yeah, the tooth-in-eye surgery is a thing:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5737927/Blind - man-has-sight-restored-by-having-tooth-implanted-in-his-eye.html

The difference, of course, is that it's done by a specialist (not a cosmetic surgeon), and it actually works. It has the side effect of looking kinda creepy, but it's still very cool.


Science is farking awesome.
 
2012-12-20 09:19:44 PM
The cosmetic use of stem cells is going to be the cause of the Zombie Apocalypse.
 
2012-12-21 10:32:18 AM

bluefoxicy: 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.

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The misconceptions and errors in those statements? I hardly know where to start....
 
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