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'Miracle mouse' can grow back lost limbs
Times Online ^ | 08/28/2005 | Jonathan Leake

Posted on 09/02/2005 3:53:28 PM PDT by zencat

Scientists have created a “miracle mouse” that can regenerate amputated limbs or badly damaged organs, making it able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. The experimental animal is unique among mammals in its ability to regrow its heart, toes, joints and tail.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biotech; biotechnology; bobbit; contactbobbit; regeneration; science

1 posted on 09/02/2005 3:53:29 PM PDT by zencat
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To: zencat

Just wait till Viking kitties have this ability.


2 posted on 09/02/2005 3:54:50 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hmm. Viking kitties could be eating on this mouse while it regrew on the other end.


3 posted on 09/02/2005 3:55:44 PM PDT by Arkie2 (Mega super duper moose, whine, cheese, series, zot, viking kitties, barf alert!)
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To: zencat

OMG, I hope they are not LIBERAL mice!!!


4 posted on 09/02/2005 3:55:52 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: zencat

A extremely advantageous trait to have if married to Lorena Bobbit.


5 posted on 09/02/2005 3:56:39 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: All

I'd like a chicken that could regrow its wings.


6 posted on 09/02/2005 3:56:51 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: PatrickHenry

ping


7 posted on 09/02/2005 3:57:04 PM PDT by FOG724 (RINOS - they are not better than leftists, they ARE leftists.)
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To: zencat

HEART???

I can understand why limbs may regenerate, somehow, but a heart?!


8 posted on 09/02/2005 3:57:16 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: zencat

They say miracle with respect to this, but is it?


9 posted on 09/02/2005 3:58:18 PM PDT by RightWhale (25 degrees, clear, frost and birdshot, Fairbanks)
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To: FOG724
Already posted (similar title too): It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts - [stunning news about tissue regeneration].
10 posted on 09/02/2005 3:59:28 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas. The List-O-Links is at my homepage.)
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To: EagleUSA
OMG, I hope they are not LIBERAL mice!!!

Naw: Liberals don't regrow their limbs, but rather their limbosines.

11 posted on 09/02/2005 4:01:23 PM PDT by sourcery ("Compelling State Interest" is the refuge of judicial activist traitors against the Constitution)
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To: zencat

I imagine the military will be highly interested. Sounds vaguely Sci-fi to me, with lots of implications for anti-aging as well.


12 posted on 09/02/2005 4:02:42 PM PDT by Wiseghy (Hmmm....no Guiliani....THAT MEANS THE MAYOR and GOV. are the THE FAILURES!)
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To: PatrickHenry

Yes, I find that a lot. Peole don't search or search properly.


13 posted on 09/02/2005 4:03:26 PM PDT by FOG724 (RINOS - they are not better than leftists, they ARE leftists.)
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14 posted on 09/02/2005 4:06:40 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

How about the Monty Python scene where the knight's limbs are being cut off? Can't find the photo.


15 posted on 09/02/2005 4:12:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: EagleUSA
"OMG, I hope they are not LIBERAL mice!!!"

No, if they were Liberal mice....they'd be called RATS ;-)

16 posted on 09/02/2005 4:26:11 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Karl Rove / Jack Bauer in 2008 !)
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To: All

And there would be another problem.....continually bleeding hearts.


17 posted on 09/02/2005 4:27:11 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Karl Rove / Jack Bauer in 2008 !)
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To: zencat
“We have experimented with amputating or damaging several different organs, such as the heart, toes, tail and ears, and just watched them regrow,” she said. “It is quite remarkable. The only organ that did not grow back was the brain.

Bad news for liberals.

18 posted on 09/02/2005 4:36:14 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: TheDon
"The only organ that did not grow back was the brain."

So they'll go down just like the zombies they are.

19 posted on 09/02/2005 4:46:49 PM PDT by ECM
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To: zencat

Interesting. Hope it never gets loose in my house.


20 posted on 09/02/2005 5:09:48 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
LOL,
I posted the keywords before I read the thread.

/Salute

21 posted on 09/02/2005 5:12:42 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Brilliant

No, not cut off...
Loaned..


22 posted on 09/02/2005 6:08:22 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Brilliant
"It's just a flesh wound."


23 posted on 09/02/2005 6:08:55 PM PDT by jrewing (I HATE HIPPIES.)
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To: zencat

What does this have to with Katrina or Cindy?

(actually, thanks for the break)


24 posted on 09/02/2005 6:10:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Durka Durka Durka. Muhammed Jihad Durka.)
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To: EagleUSA
OMG, I hope they are not LIBERAL mice!!!

If it was a lib it would need to grow a brain.

25 posted on 09/02/2005 6:15:53 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

bookmark


26 posted on 09/02/2005 6:52:43 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: zencat

Well, there goes my patent for a better trap.....


27 posted on 09/02/2005 7:04:50 PM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves..........)
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To: zencat
Heber-Katz made her discovery when she noticed that the identification holes that scientists punch in the ears of experimental mice healed without any signs of scarring.

So does this mean we should go short on the peircing padogas on the theory that this won't be feasible once we are all self healing or should we go long on the theory that piercings will have to be redone every month or two ?
28 posted on 09/02/2005 8:00:17 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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