Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Are you thinking what I'm thinking ...

... researchers from the McKnight Brain Institute figure they can now grow adult brain cells in the lab.

However, Dr Jim Cohen, of the UK's Medical Research Council Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, told the BBC News website: "This work does represent a technical advance but it's relatively minor and not especially novel.

"More importantly, as is the case for all tissue culture models, they are a long way from showing that such cells could be of therapeutic potential."

To hell with this miserable f*&#ing naysayer. I say we're about five years away from a period of cascading scientific advances. Consider: everything we're seeing now; nanopants, tetrawalking space robots, cybereyes, Predator drones, 3D printers, self-replicating robots; all of them are the seeds, the dregs, the most meager of beginnings. Think of where each of them'll be by 2010 - 2012.

- from BBC Science and Nature


Blogger TheUltimateCyn said...

I vote we opt to grow some new ones for my new non-love Zabbadoo!

8:01 PM  

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