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    Default Pentagon's Mission to Regrow Limbs: Phase On Complete

    Interesting and hopeful news:

    http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/0...muscle-re.html

    The first phase of the Pentagon's plan to regrow soldiers' limbs is complete; scientists managed to turn human skin into the equivalent of a blastema — a mass of undifferentiated cells that can develop into new body parts. Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue.

    The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) just got a one-year, $570,000 grant from Darpa, the Pentagon's blue-sky research arm, to grow the new tissues. "The goal is to genuinely replace a muscle that's lost," biotechnology professor Raymond Page tells Danger Room. "I appreciate that's a very aggressive goal." And it's only one part in a larger, even more ambitious Darpa program, Restorative Injury Repair, that aims to "fully restore the function of complex tissue (muscle, nerves, skin, etc.) after traumatic injury on the battlefield."
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    Good to hear, but kind of scary too. Personally, I'm far more interested in stem cells being used for HIV and cancer before I'm going to worry about regrowing limbs.

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    There's no reason stem cell research for HIV/AIDS and everything else can occur right along with regrowing limbs. I mean seriously...regrowing limbs?! That's bad ass.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Plus, it might be a nice tie-in to the next "Spiderman" movie!

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    They should first figure out how to grow a bigger johnson... The revenue from that will fund anything else they want to do.

 

 

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