First brain cells grown in lab
Allen L. Barker
alb at datafilter.com
Tue Jan 18 22:06:09 EST 2005
Matthew Kirkcaldie wrote:
> In article <AabHd.9887$pZ4.9609 at newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
> "Allen L. Barker" <alb at datafilter.com> wrote:
>>SCIENTISTS have successfully grown human brain cells in the
>>laboratory for the first time and used them to repair the
>>damaged brains of head-injury victims.
> Yessss ... from a sample obtained from a CHOPSTICK that had PUSHED
> THROUGH SOMEONE'S EYE. They then supposedly proliferated in the
> patient's brain (unlike any other neuron in the cortex) and then, in a
> remarkable feat, restored abilities lost due to an injury. Presumably
> they brought those abilities with them from the other patient, or knew
> how to restore the missing functions in the recipient.
> Forgive me if I remain a little sceptical.
I'm waiting to see myself, but it is an interesting report. Don't
be too arrogant and think that it couldn't have been done by a
Chinese researcher. I didn't see any indication that any abilities
were claimed to have been transferred; that is a misrepresentation
of what was reported. The chopstick incident was only reported to
have given the researcher his inspiration. Really, as a scientist
you should be more precise. My interpretation is that the new
cells were recruited into the brain of the recipient and helped to
restore some lost functions.
Mind Control: TT&P ==> http://www.datafilter.com/mc
Home page: http://www.datafilter.com/alb
More information about the Neur-sci