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A new reason to support stem cell research

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Stem cells used to boost breasts
    Scientists in Japan claim to be able to increase the size of a woman's breasts using fat and stem cells.

    The technique uses fat from the stomach or thigh which is then enriched with stem cells before being injected.

    It is hoped the method could prove a more natural-looking alternative to artificial implants filled with salt water or silicone.
    The treatment aims to offer a softer more natural look than traditional silicone implants.
    The clinic website claims: "The enhanced breasts are soft and natural, so they are the patient's "real" breasts."
  2. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Strippers, porn stars, hookers and their customers everywhere -- rejoice!
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    As if the far right needed another reason to be against this.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I meant the evangelical right, and it was said in jest.

    I'm all for bigger boobs. They'll bring me just about anywhere.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Doh. Now I get it.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Threadjack alert! Serious comment ahead!

    My 30-year old cousin's husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer about two years ago. Quick diagnosis, quick solution. Problem solved, right? Wrong. By his next check-up, it had spread to his lung. Quick diagnosis, quick solution (they took part of his lung). Problem solved, right? Wrong. After two tough rounds of chemotherapy, it had spread to his "gut" (I say that because I don't know exactly where it moved).

    Did I mention they have two kids, ages 9 and 5, and he was the sole bread winner in the household? Oh, and they'd just built a pretty big house?

    Well, the doctors told them about one last option. Some type of stem-cell transplant done at a treatment center in Indianapolis. They left for Indy just before Thanksgiving and made it back just before Christmas. The cells were harvested and his body torched with chemo. And chemo. And more chemo. Just before his white-cell count hit 0.0, they "re-planted" the stem cells.

    He went back to Indy yesterday for a check up (and left before the snow hit, apparently).

    We got an e-mail today that said Robert is cancer-free, will take oral chemo for a while, and doesn't have another check-up until October.

    So. Hell, yes. I support stem-cell research.
  7. That's great news, 3_Bags!
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That is awesome news about your cousin, but isn't it a bit risky for someone who has battled cancer multiple times in the last two years to go eight months without a check-up?

    That said, of course, I hope he's beaten it for the last time and that every single check-up for the next 70 years is clean.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I may have misled just a bit. He doesn't go back to Indy until October. I'd imagine he has some check-ups with his doctor in Montgomery between.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Gotcha. Hope he keeps kicking cancer's ass!
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Great news TBF, and an excellent argument for stem-cell research.
  12. JackS

    JackS Member

    Great news, undoubtedly, but those aren't the kind of stem cells anybody objects to using.
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