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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb There Are Potentially Life-Saving Stem Cells.... In Your Balls?

Men have a source of potentially life-saving stem cells between their legs.

A team of American researchers has found a way to easily identify stem cells in the testicles of adult mice that can be coaxed to turn into brain cells, muscle cells, heart cells, blood cells and even blood vessels.

One day, they say, male patients may be able to turn to their own testicles as a source of stem cells to repair an ailing heart or kidney or to fix the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.

The procedure would involve removing a small piece of testicle - about the same amount used for a biopsy.

"We don't need a lot of material," says Marco Seandel, the lead author of a paper to be published today in the journal Nature and a stem cell researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland.

His team's work - and that of a German team also experimenting with stem cells extracted from testicles - is part of a growing international effort to look beyond the embryo for cells that can give rise to all human body parts and systems.

Embryonic stem cells have an endless capacity for self-renewal and can produce more than 250 kinds of specialized cells. Scientists are hoping to harness their regenerative powers to repair damaged tissue or organs, but harvesting these cells is controversial because embryos are destroyed in the process.

Adults have small numbers of stem cells, too - in bone marrow, muscle and other tissues and organs. But these don't seem to have the same superhero-like powers as embryonic cells. Stem cells in muscle, for example, give rise only to new muscle cells.
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yeah its called Sperm cells. You beat off in a cup, they take it and put it in a lovely, yet willing, petry dish, let that sucker grow a bit and cultivate the cells.

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awesome, i can grown my own heart by beating off? pun very much intended!!!

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You can say, these guys got a head with their research....
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That is actually pretty interesting. It is crazy to think we are this advanced scientifically that we manipulate our balls into brain cells.

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nobody tell george w. bush you are wasting and killing potential babies

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If you Jizz in a cup and leave it for a bit, it makes babies. It's a worldwide conspiracy that women are useful. Don't tell anyone!
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