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Offline CG6468

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New teeth grown from urine - study
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »
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New teeth grown from urine - study
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News

Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine.

The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures.

The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth.

Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges.

Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene.

Stem cells - the master cells which can grow into any type of tissue - are a popular area of research.

The group at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health used urine as the starting point.

Cells which are normally passed from the body, such as those from the lining of the body's waterworks, are harvested in the laboratory. These collected cells are then coaxed into becoming stem cells.

This sounds like a piss-poor idea
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Re: New teeth grown from urine - study
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 09:30:59 AM »
Adds new meaning to the old adage "I have to go so bad my eye teeth are floating" !
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Re: New teeth grown from urine - study
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 09:43:49 AM »
Think I'll just gum my food, thank you.
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Re: New teeth grown from urine - study
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 09:31:10 AM »
Think I'll just gum my food, thank you.

Had a discussion with a dentist about a horrid experiment.

Now this may be a no shitter or true as I have reason to believe it may be.   

At 6 months pregnant my kidneys were failing, an ex ray was taken of them and the ex ray tech a young kid came running to me as one film had caught a full face of my baby.  1970  the Tech had never ex rayed a pregnant woman before.   We both stared in wonder at the skull and I asked about the little white dots up in the middle of the cheeks.   These were the tooth buds moving down of the baby teeth into the jaw.   

So when I heard that some experimenters were removing the tooth buds from aborted baby's and implanting them in the gums of adults I though, there you go, another reason to keep abortion legal.

Not too far fetched to believe some lab somewhere will harvest all they can from the Aborted some where in the world.

BTW a co worker, a young fella had a front tooth knocked out in a fight.   Before his wedding he went to one of those implant dentists and had a false one screwed into his skull,   cost---$3,000.00

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Re: New teeth grown from urine - study
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 01:18:32 PM »
New teeth grown from urine


But I want WHITE teeth.

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Re: New teeth grown from urine - study
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 04:56:18 PM »
New teeth grown from urine


But I want WHITE teeth.

Use urine collected while drinking lots of beer.