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Growing ears

 http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/09/26/hopkins-doctors-give-woman-a-new-ear/

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins doctors are once again making history–this time by using a woman’s own tissue to build her a new ear.

 

Derek Valcourt explains with doctors’ help, her own body has replaced what an aggressive form of cancer took away.

 

You don’t have to tell Sherrie Walters her story sounds like science fiction.

 

“No, I feel like an experiment,” Walters said.

 

The discovery of a rapidly-spreading basal cell cancer in her ear in 2008 required the removal of part of her ear, part of her skull and her left ear canal. But now, in a groundbreaking and complicated set of surgeries, Johns Hopkins doctors have attached a new ear made from Walters’ own tissue.

The slideshow at the bottom is really awesome but rather graphic.

 

 

 

 

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Friends, Romans and

Friends, Romans and Countrymen, lend me your ears, naw, fuck it, I'll grow my own.

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I was reading about a rodent

I was reading about a rodent which they've discovered can shed and regrow its ears (cartilage included, which was taken from the patients' ribs in this operation as we can't pull that off as yet) and even large patches of skin. It is the first mammal observed to have such regeneration abilities, which is huge for science.

Studying a regenerating lizard might be interesting, but it will almost certainly never lead to much medicinal value to a mammalian species. We just don't function the same way.

It could be that as impressive an operation as this is, in 50 odd years people might just get their less serious injuries completely regrown instead of partially built.

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Why wont god heal amputees?

Why wont god heal amputees?  Because science beat him to it.  


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zarathustra wrote:Why wont

zarathustra wrote:

Why wont god heal amputees?  Because science beat him to it.  

LOL.

The reason that science and religion are not compatible are because science keeps debunking the need for superstition.

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zarathustra wrote:

Why wont god heal amputees?  Because science beat him to it.  

LOL.

The reason that science and religion are not compatible are because science keeps debunking the need for superstition.

Superstition is viagra for the gullible. It gives you a hard on for a sky daddy.

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Brian37 wrote:Superstition

Brian37 wrote:

Superstition is viagra for the gullible. It gives you a hard on for a sky daddy.

I like that. Could be a good title for a series of books like Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Only these will be called : Viagra for the gullible.

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