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Stem cell treatment regrows Whitfield man's foot
The (Dalton, Georgia) Daily Citizen ^ | 05-28-2012 | Charles Oliver

Posted on 05/29/2012 5:45:45 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer

By the time Dr. Spencer Misner had carved away the dead and diseased flesh from Bobby Rice’s right foot last year, little remained other than bones and tendons.

“I couldn’t believe it. It didn’t look real. It looked like something out of a movie,” recalled Rice, a Whitfield County resident.

Today, the ankle has almost completely healed. It looks like Rice had simply scraped it. And Rice’s foot has largely healed, too. Misner credits cutting-edge stem cell treatments for saving Rice’s foot and leg.

(Excerpt) Read more at daltondailycitizen.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; diabetes; healthcare; medicine; moralabsolutes; prolife; science; spencermisner; stemcells
Regrow may be bit of an overstatement, but this is impressive.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 5:45:49 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer
Fickey said they are made from adult stem cells derived from donated placenta and do not come from embryos.

What? You mean they DIDN'T have to suck the brains out of a half-born fetus to harvest the stem cells that did this? Impossible!

2 posted on 05/29/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Thanks for posting - this is amazing! He is getting the feeling back now and he is diabetic.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 5:58:20 AM PDT by credo 2
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To: GrootheWanderer

You have to get pretty far into that article to see that these are ADULT stem cells we’re talking about. No surprise, really.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 6:00:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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You have to get pretty far into that article to see that these are ADULT stem cells we’re talking about. No surprise, really.

Bush right

Liberals wrong

5 posted on 05/29/2012 6:01:53 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The author was setting the stage for the audience he antiocipated to be reading the piece. Whitfield County is not the most sophisticated region of Georgia, even for North Georgia. There is a slowly dwindling Hispanic population in the area and the carpet industry still dominates the economy, though it too is fading fast. Up the road a bit is the more sophisticated Chattanooga, Tennessee, but Whitfield County is far from sophisticated. To differentiate embryonic from adult stem cells is a stretch for the educational and political background of Whitfield County. The author did a credible kob with the complexities, though he needs an editor.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 6:26:33 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The author was setting the stage for the audience he antiocipated to be reading the piece. Whitfield County is not the most sophisticated region of Georgia, even for North Georgia. There is a slowly dwindling Hispanic population in the area and the carpet industry still dominates the economy, though it too is fading fast. Up the road a bit is the more sophisticated Chattanooga, Tennessee, but Whitfield County is far from sophisticated. To differentiate embryonic from adult stem cells is a stretch for the educational and political background of Whitfield County. The author did a credible job with the complexities, though he needs an editor.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 6:26:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Sicon
Adult stem cells are the ones that actually work, but not the ones that fit the narrative.
8 posted on 05/29/2012 6:59:10 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No need to be paranoid.

The article made it extremely clear that adult stem cells were used and that information was given at an appropriate place in the article.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT by altura
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To: GrootheWanderer
Great for him, but I found more impressive was Suzanne Somers regrowing her breast with stem cells.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt55cTQEoHk

10 posted on 05/29/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Sicon

I am confused. Adult and placenta don’t compute for me.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 7:23:00 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: GrootheWanderer

Before reading the article I am going to guess that these are adult stem cells.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 7:51:56 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: GrootheWanderer

Wonderful news they used “adult” stem cells and not embryonic! Also noticed the man was a diabetic, which makes me now wish they would do the next step and use some more adult stem cells and regrow the islet cells cells in his pancreas! Type 1 diabetics like me would be greatly appreciated!


13 posted on 05/29/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT by Marko413
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In the context of stem cells, “adult” refers to stem cells from an organism which has already undergone tissue differentiation ... essentially, is no longer an embryo. Placentas and umbilical cords contain loads of stem cells ... “adult” by cell standards, even though taken from an infant.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 9:24:19 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Marko413

I wish the company would be so generous with the free treatments to repair some of our military who have lost limbs.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 9:29:10 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: ArrogantBustard

Thanx


16 posted on 05/29/2012 11:12:55 AM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: Sicon
What? You mean they DIDN'T have to suck the brains out of a half-born fetus to harvest the stem cells that did this? Impossible!

From what I hear, the adult stem cells work better anyway.

17 posted on 05/29/2012 11:21:05 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Sicon

They did not use embryos because they are knuckle dragging science haters. At least, that is what I was told by the “smart people.” ;)


18 posted on 05/29/2012 1:53:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GrootheWanderer

Bfl


19 posted on 05/29/2012 5:35:06 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus to follow...)
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To: Sicon

Sick one, no, they used what has been medical waste for the last 5,000 years to help this man and now many, many more. Placenta from live births are processed to remove their inner most lining. That lining contains growth factors and adult stem cells. Those stem cells, now this is a big word, so hold on, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are able to become whatever is needed by the host body, that is bone, connective tissue, stromal (muscle) tissue, lipid (fat), even skin. Crawling from under your stone, you may find that this can even improve lives of folks you know. How bout that.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 7:59:08 PM PDT by Morgantown57
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To: IM2MAD

We are moving in that direction.

Locally and nationally people are having their stem cells modified to be shot back into their joints to repair them.

I am waiting for insurance to pick it up so I can have my hip and knee done the right way, no hardware.

A friend just had a stem cell injection to smooth out her facial lines, better than botox and lasts one year.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Morgantown57

We are on the cusp of some pretty miraculous times.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 6:42:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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