[ RadSafe ] tissue growing

Holcomb, Robert D dholcomb at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Jul 2 13:07:10 CDT 2015

 A recent discussion with a researcher here at UT, who, at a conference, saw a presentation by a doctor using stem cells to grow a new tooth, in situ, as a natural tooth. 

R. DeWayne Holcomb, CHP, CLSO
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-----Original Message-----
From: JPreisig at aol.com [mailto:JPreisig at aol.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:24 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] tissue growing

      Hope you are well.
      An interesting graphic about global warming  exists from an atmospheric researcher at UAlabama-Hunstville.  Don't recall  his name.  Search at will.  2000 years of data???  Warming is a  long period natural phenomenon???  
Milankovitch cycle???
      A news item I've seen lately discusses  success growing whole breasts in the laboratory.  Not just one tissue or  another, but whole breasts.  
Guess this is being done for research, but  perhaps someday for mastectomy or transplant purposes??.  Clearly we are  somewhat able to grow some body organs.  What's next --- growing whole arms  or legs for transplantation???  
Good luck!!!!  Grown from STEM cells  from an affected individual/patient??.
      Apparently it is difficult/not  possible for someone with a brain 
injury to regenerate brain tissue.   Perhaps someday someone will grow brain 
tissue outside of the body (from STEM  cells??) in the laboratory.  It's alive, it's alive!!!  This would  help cure possibly many diseases.  Mental retardation, ALS???, Parkinson's  disease, Cerebral Palsy and many others.  An adept surgeon could install  the brain tissue grown in a laboratory outside of the body???  It may be a  while until this happens.  Patients in wheel chairs for years might walk  again???  Hope so.
      Regards,     Joe  Preisig

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