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2013-05-01 08:25:31 AM
Why didn't they just print one using a 3d printer?

/summon QA
 
2013-05-01 08:26:05 AM

MythDragon: No trachea? How does she smell?


Not that bad until the week leading up to bath day.
 
2013-05-01 08:31:30 AM

SirMadness:When did it become a swear-word in the states?




As soon as Republicans and "Independents" needed to create a new word to denigrate their political opponents because they cannot sustain their positions on rational arguments alone.
 
2013-05-01 08:32:33 AM
Great, so they can grow new vocal chords now for the alleged "Boston Bomber" so he will be able to testify?

Let's hear about his handlers...
 
2013-05-01 08:36:25 AM
While I'm glad to hear about this little girl's recovery through some amazing technology, I cannot imagine the medical bills that await this family after having a two year old child who has spent her entire life in intensive care.

It's sad that thought popped into my head almost immediately.
 
2013-05-01 08:55:16 AM

xxmedium: While I'm glad to hear about this little girl's recovery through some amazing technology, I cannot imagine the medical bills that await this family after having a two year old child who has spent her entire life in intensive care.

It's sad that thought popped into my head almost immediately.


Unfortunately it's something that family will probably have to live with the rest of their lives.  Even if their insurance covered it, the premiums for that kind of coverage are on the order of a mortgage payment, or more.
 
2013-05-01 09:00:28 AM

cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS SHE'S NOT GOING TO DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH ON INFANCY NOW.


FTFA:  Her parents, Darryl and Young-mi Warren were told Hannah would not live past age six. "Hannah didn't have a chance. There was no hope. We were waiting for her to die essentially," said Darryl Warren.

Of course the zealots will say "So what? That how God wanted it" before visiting a chiropodist to have their divinely ordained ingrown toenails trimmed.
 
2013-05-01 09:17:11 AM

StrangeQ: xxmedium: While I'm glad to hear about this little girl's recovery through some amazing technology, I cannot imagine the medical bills that await this family after having a two year old child who has spent her entire life in intensive care.

It's sad that thought popped into my head almost immediately.

Unfortunately it's something that family will probably have to live with the rest of their lives.  Even if their insurance covered it, the premiums for that kind of coverage are on the order of a mortgage payment, or more.


Nah, most reputable health insurance plans have a annual cap for max out of pocket (usually 5-6 thousand, obviously depending on plan). Some have a lifetime cap on spending, but that is usually absurdly high.
 
2013-05-01 09:21:45 AM

StrangeQ: xxmedium: While I'm glad to hear about this little girl's recovery through some amazing technology, I cannot imagine the medical bills that await this family after having a two year old child who has spent her entire life in intensive care.

It's sad that thought popped into my head almost immediately.

Unfortunately it's something that family will probably have to live with the rest of their lives.  Even if their insurance covered it, the premiums for that kind of coverage are on the order of a mortgage payment, or more.


It is true that she may not be able to get covered later in life by an individual plan or the family might not either. It is part of the reason why we need some regulation in this industry. The premiums maybe sky high too (again, on an individual plan). Group plans work way different.

/I just went health insurance shopping.
//I would rather pay higher taxes and have free healthcare. Least I feel like my money is going towards something useful instead of bombing brown people.
 
2013-05-01 09:26:41 AM

RedPhoenix122: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

You know, when Native Americans aborted children, they used every part of the fetus.


/slow clap
 
hej
2013-05-01 09:27:10 AM

cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here


Do we really have that on Fark?  I don't think one or two people constitutes a brigade.
 
2013-05-01 09:38:43 AM
The best part is that all of the decades of research that enabled doctors to perform the procedure was done with HER OWN STEM CELLS!
 
2013-05-01 09:44:36 AM
Hey, Peoria! My hometown makes the news for something non-depressing.
 
2013-05-01 09:47:49 AM
It's a little dusty in here.
 
2013-05-01 10:09:42 AM

SirMadness: Lsherm: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

Before the liberals get here:  her own.

Think on it a bit.

I'm sorry to derail the thread, but I'm just too confused to not ask and feel like an idiot...

Does somebody want to explain to me what is so @#$%ed up about the United States that LIBERALsimply means "I believe in taking the same freedoms away from people, but for different reasons?"

When did it become a swear-word in the states?

As a Canadian, I just know that when liberals are in charge, the country progresses and makes great strides, and when the conservatives are let in charge, it's essentially because rich old white people are pissed off, and the country goes broke and tries to destroy everything we've attempted to build up in this country. I just figured it was the same down there...what's up with nobody in America actually wanting to make PROGRESS? It's always about screwing the other side out of what they value most.


Do you consider farming fetuses for stem cells to be progress?  Maybe we can make an industry out of it?
 
2013-05-01 10:24:26 AM
CSS:

So a family friend had a baby who had a malformed stomach and liver. When he was 1 they cut out a huge section of his stomach and basically tube fed him and then by the time he was 2 they were able to reconstruct his stomach thanks to some bits they were able to grow in the lab because his parents decided to save his umbilical chord and placenta. They also directly injected some cells into or around the liver and it was able to repair its

Kid's been doing really well since last I checked.
 
2013-05-01 10:48:58 AM

DeathCipris: Nah, most reputable health insurance plans have a annual cap for max out of pocket (usually 5-6 thousand, obviously depending on plan). Some have a lifetime cap on spending, but that is usually absurdly high.

I'm sure their insurance decided this was a pre-existing condition. /dark look

KatjaMouse: they were able to reconstruct his stomach thanks to some bits they were able to grow in the lab because his parents decided to save his umbilical chord and placenta.

Stories like this and TFA make me wonder why we haven't cured cancer yet?
 
2013-05-01 10:58:40 AM

hershy799: Wake me when they can make a Shakey's Pizza


I just had a pizza grown from the stem cells of an aborted pizza last night.

/yay science
 
2013-05-01 11:21:27 AM

GORDON: Wait it was my understanding that George Bush killed aborted stem cell research.


FTFY
 
2013-05-01 12:08:01 PM
Happy for the kid. YAY science!
 
2013-05-01 12:13:20 PM

hej: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here

Do we really have that on Fark?  I don't think one or two people constitutes a brigade.


It does in the same sense that 100 people constitutes a "Million (fill in special-interest person type) march".
 
2013-05-01 12:23:26 PM
You guys hear about the boy born without eyelids?

The doctors fixed this by fashioning a pair out of his foreskin.

The operation was a success, but now he's all cockeyed.
 
2013-05-01 12:31:42 PM

RedPhoenix122: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

You know, when Native Americans aborted children, they used every part of the fetus.


You gave me coffee in all the wrong places.
 
2013-05-01 01:35:04 PM

cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS


Or the anti-Christian, pro-science brigade gets here trying to claim that the Christians are trying to shut down this kind of research.
 
2013-05-01 01:36:25 PM

PunGent: Lsherm: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

Before the liberals get here:  her own.

Think on it a bit.

Really?  you need us to google all the medical advances the church has shot down over the centuries?

REALLY?


Really?  You need us to google all the medical advances the church has been responsible for over the centuries?

REALLY?
 
2013-05-01 01:51:35 PM

DeathCipris: StrangeQ: xxmedium: While I'm glad to hear about this little girl's recovery through some amazing technology, I cannot imagine the medical bills that await this family after having a two year old child who has spent her entire life in intensive care.

It's sad that thought popped into my head almost immediately.

Unfortunately it's something that family will probably have to live with the rest of their lives.  Even if their insurance covered it, the premiums for that kind of coverage are on the order of a mortgage payment, or more.

It is true that she may not be able to get covered later in life by an individual plan or the family might not either.


This is a false statement.

 It is part of the reason why we need some regulation in this industry. The premiums maybe sky high too (again, on an individual plan). Group plans work way different.

The personal health insurance industry is one of the most regulated in the United States.

/I just went health insurance shopping.
//I would rather pay higher taxes and have free healthcare.


Fun fact: In the United States, we pay more per capita for government-funded health care than all but a small handful of countries despite only covering a minority of the population.

Least I feel like my money is going towards something useful instead of bombing brown people.

You know what people who aren't racist call "brown people"?  Caucasian.  What, some white people just are not racially pure enough for you?
 
2013-05-01 02:30:27 PM

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: GORDON: Wait it was my understanding that George Bush killed aborted stem cell research.

FTFY


You realize, of course, that a lack of Federal funding for embryonic stem cells doesn't keep anyone from funding it privately, right?  Where's my list of diseases and ailments successfully treated by embryonic stem cells... ah here it is:

And of course, here's the list of ones treated by umbilical cord stem cells harvested and stored at birth (keep in mind this is just one type of stem cell)

Hurler's Syndrome (MPS-IH)
Scheie Syndrome (MPS-IS)
Hunter's Syndrome (MPS-II)
Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS-III)
Morquio Syndrome (MPS-IV)
Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS-VI)
Sly Syndrome, Beta-Glucuronidase Deficiency (MPS-VII)
Adrenoleukodystrophy
Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
Krabbe Disease
Gaucher's Disease
Niemann-Pick Disease
Wolman Disease
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
Histiocytic Disorders
Familial Erythrophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Histiocytosis-X
Hemophagocytosis
Beta Thalassemia Major
Sickle Cell Disease
Ataxia-Telangiectasia
Kostmann Syndrome
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
DiGeorge Syndrome
Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome
Omenn's Syndrome
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
SCID with Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency
Absence of T & B Cells SCID
Absence of T Cells, Normal B Cell SCID
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
Osteopetrosis
Amegakaryocytosis / Congenital Thrombocytopenia
Plasma Cell Disorders
Multiple Myeloma
Plasma Cell Leukemia
Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
Breast Cancer
Wing Sarcoma
Neuroblastoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma

And one of the major embryonic stem cell research companies has abandoned it:  http://www.sciencedebate.com/science-blog/embryonic-stem-cell-therapy - risk-geron-ends-clinical-trial .

If embryonic is omg parkinsons and spinal column and everything else cure, why are there no positive results?  Why is it treating NOTHING at all? And since it has no track record, why on earth do Democrats have such huge boners for it?  1) Because they know the morality of it angers their primary political foes  and 2)  because TV and internets and similarly uninformed cronies tell them its THE GREATEST THING EVER GUYZZZZ
 
2013-05-01 03:00:51 PM

Phineas: If embryonic is omg parkinsons and spinal column and everything else cure, why are there no positive results?


I'm one of the last people who would actually support embryonic stem cell harvesting, but I'm willing to bet at least part of the answer to your question is that it never went anywhere due to the lack of government funding?
 
2013-05-01 03:08:11 PM

meanmutton: PunGent: Lsherm: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

Before the liberals get here:  her own.

Think on it a bit.

Really?  you need us to google all the medical advances the church has shot down over the centuries?

REALLY?

Really?  You need us to google all the medical advances the church has been responsible for over the centuries?

REALLY?


Name one that was derived through prayer, rather than the scientific method.

Go on.
 
2013-05-01 03:27:03 PM

PunGent: meanmutton: PunGent: Lsherm: cman: Before all the Christian anti-science brigade gets here, let me point out the most important part of the article: HER OWN STEM CELLS

Before the liberals get here:  her own.

Think on it a bit.

Really?  you need us to google all the medical advances the church has shot down over the centuries?

REALLY?

Really?  You need us to google all the medical advances the church has been responsible for over the centuries?

REALLY?

Name one that was derived through prayer, rather than the scientific method.

Go on.


How many medical advances were made through atheism then, Mister Smart Guy?
 
2013-05-01 04:41:48 PM

Smoking GNU: I feel the article is incomplete as they leave out what kind of stem cells they used. young children have a lot of extra stem-cells that can be utilized for operations like this. Basal skin cells can be manipulated to turn into almost perfect stem cells. The stomach lining also has harvestable stem cells that can be used like this, although this is more difficult and can cause some complications in mature individuals.


pluripotent vs totipotent stem cells.
We're getting there...
 
2013-05-01 06:21:47 PM

Kirzania: Stories like this and TFA make me wonder why we haven't cured cancer yet?


It's a lot easier to grow a new thing than to selectively kill off only some things embedded in a big population; think of planting a garden vs. weeding it, especially when the weeds look a lot like the crops.
 
2013-05-01 06:24:58 PM
I've been working at that hospital for over 5 years now!

callooh! callay!
 
2013-05-01 07:34:38 PM

serial_crusher: I'm one of the last people who would actually support embryonic stem cell harvesting, but I'm willing to bet at least part of the answer to your question is that it never went anywhere due to the lack of government funding?


The regulatory hurdles are phenomenally high and stink to high hell of regulatory capture:

http://www.klgates.com/cultured-stem-cells-for-autologous-use-09-19- 20 11/

My best friend has duchenne muscular dystrophy and has had over a dozen stem cell treatment sessions over the last 3 years. Has to travel to a clinic in Panama which is owned by an American and staffed by American trained doctors.
 
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