Amazing Science Breakthrough

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mittimer, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Mittimer

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    7,517
    Likes Received:
    4,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Fl
    For those who suffer from kidney disease or those who have friends or loved ones who do, this is amazing news.

    As someone who suffers herself this is absolutely phenomenal news that made me happier then anyone could truly imagine.


    Scottish Scientists have figured out a way to grow kidneys from stem cells! I know that there's a huge stigma behind stem cells but if harvested properly there shouldn't be any issue.

    Here's the short article. It really is a science breakthrough for the times. *Jumps for joy*

    Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab - Sci/Tech - DNA
     
  2. Texas_Red

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,313
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    :D

    The stigma against stem cells is stupid these days. They've found so many other ways to harvest them that doesn't require aborted fetuses it's trivial.
     
  3. acemike

    acemike Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Tulsa Oklahoma,USA
    I saw something on this topic on our local PBS channel. They are starting to gro all kinds of things, Ears, lungs, kidneys, livers....etc..Awesome.
     
  4. sad

    sad New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    cool, but I doubt it will be allowed. it'll take about 50 years to get approval to be put in people.
     
  5. Mittimer

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    7,517
    Likes Received:
    4,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Fl
    Unlikely. With the way science is progressing this can move forward much sooner then 50 years.
     
  6. sad

    sad New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    not held back because of science. i meant more morally, you can't deny that lots of people will protest this, right?
     
  7. Texas_Red

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,313
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    What's to protest?
     
  8. Mittimer

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    7,517
    Likes Received:
    4,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Fl
    It's painfully obvious you didn't read the article.

    The stem cells that were harvested are done from chord blood. Blood that is normally thrown away after birth. Parents CHOOSE to bank these cells and in case of development of a kidney disease or anything else, they can use the cells as they choose.

    Like Texas_Red said, the stigma behind stem cell research is moot because it doesn't have to involve unborn fetuses any longer.

    And in all honesty, fuck protesters. Science and Religion should NEVER be mixed.
     
  9. sad

    sad New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    correct... but sadly they do :(

    and yeah, i did read the article... what an incredibly asshole thing to say...
     
  10. collette

    collette Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Southern U.S.
    That is so cool! I banked the cord blood from my youngest - just had a feeling I should.
     
  11. backcheck64

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Missouri
    A little late for a good friend of mine that died 8 yrs ago from kidney failure.
     
  12. HardRocker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    5,719
    Likes Received:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    My kidneys failed, completely quit, 26 years ago and I'm still alive. I'd spring for a new one if they'd grow it for me. If things move to slow in the USA, they'll do it somewhere else. Scandinavia has some cutting edge research going. Other places too, Scotland obviously. I wish it could be us, but I'll take it where ever they do it.

    EDIT: Thanks for the post, Mitt.
     
    #12 HardRocker, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  13. Mittimer

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    7,517
    Likes Received:
    4,441
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Fl
    You're welcome, Rocker.
    It's one of the reasons why I decided to post it because I knew you and I both shared kidney issues. I thought this would be good news for us. :)
     
  14. Hot Wheels

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney,Australia
    Ain't that the truth.....
    Good on you for your forward thinking.....more mothers should do the same.....

    It's not just "good" news.....it's friggen' GREAT news....this means a great deal to so many sufferers of these sorts of problems....and their families.:)
    Oh'....and their friends here on SF too.....:tup
     
    #14 Hot Wheels, Apr 26, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011
  15. backcheck64

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Missouri
    He was on dialisys for 12 yrs, 3 failed transplants, his body just gave out, he was 38.

    And what, are you saying the US DOESN't have the best healthcare (which I already knew)?
     
  16. Untamed

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    331
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I wanted to bank the cord blood but there were so many precautions we had to take and money invested in which we didn't have at the time since we had just bought a house.

    Thank you so much Mitty! I'll show my Dad the link and let him have a read.. he has been on Dialysis for a year and is in need of a transplant. Might be interesting for him
     
  17. HardRocker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    5,719
    Likes Received:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    No I'm not saying the US doesn't have the best healthcare, I'm saying other countries can turn research into practice with a lot less nonsense blocking the way.
     
    #17 HardRocker, Apr 26, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011