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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post


http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-...ural-stem.html



It also means we are one step closer to immortality
Mis-leading title! And this does not mean we are one step closer to anything
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I am not a scientist and I could be wrong but as Stem Cells are the type of Cells that can form any type of cell characteristic then I do not see why not, not from a logical standpoint anyway.
Depends on the type of Stem Cells

So you would be incorrect to make this generalization
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Not immortality but much healthier living and regeneration from life threatening injuries.
if they can stop our cells to mutate every couple of years ... its one step ... and the next step would be self healing cells i think ....


imagine if your cells the ones to make you who you are physicly dont change at all forever ... your basicly imortal right???


be it if you can stop cell degradation ... ohh well its always fun to dream about the crazy scientific stuff
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post #13 of 21
does this mean that if you lost a foot or an eye or need a liver or heart, this could do the trick?
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I wonder how much one operation will cost
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Great news made by great day greater thanks
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Seriously, between this and folding@home, we could see a significant drop in all sorts of cognitive degeneration diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc.
Much as I respect the ideals of F@H, it's a very brute force way of approaching the issues. I wouldn't put it in the same sentence as stem cell research when talking about the immediate and overall possibilities of it.

If there are medical breakthroughs, they're nearly all going to come from stem cells rather than F@H I think.
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Much as I respect the ideals of F@H, it's a very brute force way of approaching the issues. I wouldn't put it in the same sentence as stem cell research when talking about the immediate and overall possibilities of it.

If there are medical breakthroughs, they're nearly all going to come from stem cells rather than F@H I think.
I disagree, I think structural biology has much more "potential" then stem cells. Stem cells are dependent on the structure of proteins to function. Can't get one without the other. The focus of F@H has always been basic science, they just choose the models carefully for maximum benefit. If (maybe I should say when) we can accurately predict structure from amino acid sequence, it shouldn't be hard to reprogram a few cells with all of our engineered nano machines (proteins). Current methodology in the field of stem cell research is very experimental. Survival rates are low, and actually developing a FDA approved treatment is still years away. The breakthroughs in folding will allow us to use stem cells, but we can't pretend to understand stem cells if we don't know what the proteins inside them are doing!!!
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I fear the day that life extending procedures and drugs become reality because you know it will only be exclusive to rich people. Middle class and poor folks will be expeted to die as usual.
I'm poor right now, and you still annoy me.
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I disagree, I think structural biology has much more "potential" then stem cells. Stem cells are dependent on the structure of proteins to function. Can't get one without the other. The focus of F@H has always been basic science, they just choose the models carefully for maximum benefit. If (maybe I should say when) we can accurately predict structure from amino acid sequence, it shouldn't be hard to reprogram a few cells with all of our engineered nano machines (proteins). Current methodology in the field of stem cell research is very experimental. Survival rates are low, and actually developing a FDA approved treatment is still years away. The breakthroughs in folding will allow us to use stem cells, but we can't pretend to understand stem cells if we don't know what the proteins inside them are doing!!!
Okay I see you point about understanding the protein structures, but embryonic stem cells have already had great success in other countries. Just because treatments won't be FDA approved for a long time, there has been great success in other countries that are already offering a variety of treatments.
Looking at the success around the world from embryonic stem cell research, compared with the tangible success from F@H, although clearly F@H helps further our understanding, it doesn't seem to be having an effect in anywhere near an immediate or significant way as current stem cell treatments
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I personally don't care for full immortality. I'm more interested in seeing how long it takes us to reach milestones of extending our mortality. Average lifetime reaching 150 by year X, then 300 by year Y and such, you know?
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