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(Science Daily)   Did scientists just discover a way to regenerate a liver? I'll drink to that   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 52
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2014-06-06 08:24:45 PM  
No matter what you die of, the cure is always several years away.
 
2014-06-06 08:25:49 PM  
With onions?
 
2014-06-06 08:41:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With onions?


And fava beans. Don't forget the fava beans.
 
2014-06-06 08:53:49 PM  

AirForceVet: MaudlinMutantMollusk: With onions?

And fava beans. Don't forget the fava beans.


Damn near forgot the chianti, too

/thpthpthpthp
 
2014-06-06 09:25:37 PM  
That's all fine and dandy for the people who need a liver, but regenerating lady parts is where the big money is at.

Lots of women (and even more men) would pay plenty to turn the clock back a few years.
 
2014-06-06 10:17:16 PM  
I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.
 
2014-06-06 10:40:18 PM  

Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.


Not if I can help it
 
2014-06-06 11:24:10 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With onions?


That's the wurst.
 
2014-06-06 11:27:54 PM  
That'll be the end of my sidekick.  Cirrhosis the wonder dog.

/Jack Russel?
//Jack Daniels!
 
2014-06-06 11:31:02 PM  
And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies
 
2014-06-06 11:33:59 PM  
So if I buy one of these I can have liver and onions every night for dinner as long as I don't eat the whole thing?
 
2014-06-06 11:34:43 PM  
Sounds like witchcraft. Burn 'em.
 
2014-06-06 11:41:03 PM  
 switching off the Hippo-signaling pathway in mature liver cells generates very high rates of dedifferentiation

Oh come on. You just made that word up.
 
2014-06-06 11:42:16 PM  
Or it turns your liver into a new nose.
 
2014-06-06 11:45:37 PM  

gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies


It's a shame he wasn't a mouse.

Seriously, they've cured almost every disease known to man in mice a dozen times over.  I'm starting to wonder if maybe they are the dominant lifeform like Douglas Adams suggested.
 
2014-06-06 11:47:27 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That's all fine and dandy for the people who need a liver, but regenerating lady parts is where the big money is at.

Lots of women (and even more men) would pay plenty to turn the clock back a few years.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-06 11:50:35 PM  

Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.


Sadly the liver doesn't regenerate from certain kinds of (ie, alcohol related) damage very well.

This would change that.
 
2014-06-06 11:52:22 PM  
This is good news for alcoholic mice.
 
2014-06-06 11:53:10 PM  

Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.


You are correct. This evening I talked to a friend who had 80% of her liver removed earlier this year. She said it took just a few weeks to get most of its function back.

Newcastle on Tyne Hospitals patien info: "... your liver will regenerate in the period after your operation. Initially the rate of regrowth will be fairly fast with most of the liver tissue restored within the first few weeks after surgery..."

Link
 
2014-06-06 11:54:23 PM  
This is in my interests.
 
2014-06-06 11:58:44 PM  
"Your liver runs from your chin to your genitals, so I suggest you quit drinking.  Nature is a forgiving mistress, and you might could have some time to fill before she collects her due."

- Doc Cochran
 
2014-06-07 12:06:26 AM  
This is actually major news.
 
2014-06-07 12:07:27 AM  
Drew's liver. An Organ barely alive. Farkers we can rebuild it , we have the technology to build the worlds first total fark powered live. Drew"s liver, will be that liver.
 
2014-06-07 12:15:01 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.

Not if I can help it


I'll drink to that!

/was already drinking....friend just died
/was drinking several hours before I heard
 
2014-06-07 12:21:26 AM  
Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.
 
2014-06-07 12:24:03 AM  

Ambivalence: gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies

It's a shame he wasn't a mouse.

Seriously, they've cured almost every disease known to man in mice a dozen times over.  I'm starting to wonder if maybe they are the dominant lifeform like Douglas Adams suggested.


NAh, it's more that A) We can breed a LOT of mice, and a lot of them are fairly genetically simillar-
B) Human testing is frowned upon
C) Even if it weren't, we can't breed humans fast enough todo the same kind of testing on them we can with mice.
 
2014-06-07 12:33:19 AM  

Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.


Take this shiat to the Politics tab, jackass.
 
2014-06-07 12:42:49 AM  
You'd think InBev would be dumping buckets of cash into this research.
 
2014-06-07 12:45:20 AM  

ElLoco: Sounds like witchcraft. Burn 'em.


How do you know they didn't dress her up like this?

There are ways of telling if she's a witch

So, logically if she weighs the same as a duck?

She's a witch

/I am Arthur
 
2014-06-07 12:45:53 AM  

bingethinker: Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.

Take this shiat to the Politics tab, jackass.


No.

Every beer thread in the main page is libs whining about American beer and telling all who will listen about Magic Pale Ale Blue Moon Number 13 Apple Ale Lager Ale Magic Wheat Summer ale 6.

About the same as listening to you all talk about guns, or women who weight less than an ATV.
 
2014-06-07 01:21:43 AM  

Thunderpipes: bingethinker: Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.

Take this shiat to the Politics tab, jackass.

No.

Every beer thread in the main page is libs whining about American beer and telling all who will listen about Magic Pale Ale Blue Moon Number 13 Apple Ale Lager Ale Magic Wheat Summer ale 6.

About the same as listening to you all talk about guns, or women who weight less than an ATV.


PBR can make your kidneys turn into dimes and your nipples turn inside out.
 
2014-06-07 01:23:51 AM  

gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies


A good friend just told me tonight he might need a liver transplant. He's 33. Been drinking a fifth of vodka daily for the last 10 years or so.

Luckily we live near a major transplant hosp (Stanford).
 
2014-06-07 01:39:29 AM  

Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.


It is -- for a healthy liver. What makes the research interesting is that the researchers found a way to repair damage in a chronically diseased liver.  Interesting times we live in.
 
2014-06-07 02:03:08 AM  

acohn: Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.

It is -- for a healthy liver. What makes the research interesting is that the researchers found a way to repair damage in a chronically diseased liver.  Interesting times we live in.


Where do I pay my deposit?

/real friendly with The Captain lately...
 
2014-06-07 02:08:57 AM  

shanrick: No matter what you die of, the cure is always several years away.


I'm sure what ever I die from will be cured like a year later
 
2014-06-07 02:09:29 AM  

o'really: gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies

A good friend just told me tonight he might need a liver transplant. He's 33. Been drinking a fifth of vodka daily for the last 10 years or so.

Luckily we live near a major transplant hosp (Stanford).


That's a shiatload lot of vodak. If you were a good friend, you might consider, well, you know, trying to get him some help? OTOH maybe he's an entertaining drunk so get him a new liver and let the good times roll!
 
2014-06-07 02:17:49 AM  
From the particulars of that BS article.. somewhere in the area of 4,000 years after the last human has died, this crap just might have been perfected.

About as detailed as them already being able to transport people across the globe, or farther, like in Star Trek. Only one atom, but hey... not really any difference in one atom and millions. None at all.
 
2014-06-07 02:28:13 AM  
FTFA: "...thus allowing them to give rise to functional progenitor cells that can regenerate a diseased liver."

I think they got this backwards. You'd want a diseased liver to regenerate a healthy one, I'd think

/Have gout and can't drink alcohol, but did love my beer.
//
 
2014-06-07 02:31:21 AM  

TheMega: From the particulars of that BS article.. somewhere in the area of 4,000 years after the last human has died, this crap just might have been perfected.

About as detailed as them already being able to transport people across the globe, or farther, like in Star Trek. Only one atom, but hey... not really any difference in one atom and millions. None at all.


I teleported home one night
with Bill, and Jen, and Peg
Bill stole Peggy's heart away
And I got Jenny's leg

-D. Adams, A much underappreciated author
 
2014-06-07 02:54:11 AM  
www.startrek.com

"The doctor gave me a pill, and I grew a new kidney! The doctor gave me a pill, and I grew a new kidney!"

/close enough?
 
2014-06-07 04:32:23 AM  

Jument: o'really: gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies

A good friend just told me tonight he might need a liver transplant. He's 33. Been drinking a fifth of vodka daily for the last 10 years or so.

Luckily we live near a major transplant hosp (Stanford).

That's a shiatload lot of vodak. If you were a good friend, you might consider, well, you know, trying to get him some help? OTOH maybe he's an entertaining drunk so get him a new liver and let the good times roll!


Yes, because it's that simple.

You can't force someone who doesn't want to be helped.
 
2014-06-07 04:33:17 AM  
"In the long term, this work could lead to drugs that manipulate the Hippo activity of mature liver cells inside of patients to spur dedifferentiation and hasten healing."

ifanboy.com

Hippo? Mappo? All Hip Flask knows is that it's awfully tough to get drunk when you have this much body mass (and an accelerated healing factor).
 
2014-06-07 04:35:18 AM  

Thunderpipes: bingethinker: Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.

Take this shiat to the Politics tab, jackass.

No.

Every beer thread in the main page is libs whining about American beer and telling all who will listen about Magic Pale Ale Blue Moon Number 13 Apple Ale Lager Ale Magic Wheat Summer ale 6.

About the same as listening to you all talk about guns, or women who weight less than an ATV.


Or listening to you whinge endlessly about all the damned librultards that ruin your day. Every day. That never gets old. Nope. Not ever. No way.
 
2014-06-07 04:38:58 AM  

gwenners: And a friend of mine died of liver disease three weeks ago. :-/

/kick out of these replies


So sorry to hear that.  I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in November of 2009 at the ripe age of 34
 
2014-06-07 04:46:10 AM  

Oldiron_79: shanrick: No matter what you die of, the cure is always several years away.

I'm sure what ever I die from will be cured like a year later


Sure, but we won't tell you.
 
2014-06-07 05:12:11 AM  

Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.


Yeah - who can trust people who don't lobotomize themselves with yeast shiat every night?
 
2014-06-07 08:16:51 AM  

Ambivalence: I thought the liver was the only organ in the human body capable of regenerating on its own.


It does, but what grows back isn't as effective as the original model.

/at least that what my oncologist told me.
//stage 4 colon cancer w/ liver mets.
 
2014-06-07 09:34:36 AM  

whipbambucket: stage 4 colon cancer w/ liver mets


Ain't that a pain in the ass.

But seriously, as someone with a family member who had cryptogenic cirrhosis, this is good to hear about.

/cryptogenic == doctorspeak for "we have no farking idea"
 
2014-06-07 09:35:02 AM  
atomictango.com
 
2014-06-07 10:04:13 AM  

Thunderpipes: bingethinker: Thunderpipes: Liberals don't drink, to any degree past a $9 craft beer once a month. Quit pretending.

Take this shiat to the Politics tab, jackass.

No.

Every beer thread in the main page is libs whining about American beer and telling all who will listen about Magic Pale Ale Blue Moon Number 13 Apple Ale Lager Ale Magic Wheat Summer ale 6.

About the same as listening to you all talk about guns, or women who weight less than an ATV.


You've farked with a drinking thread my poor friend, welcome to the ignore list.
 
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