Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:58:22 PM
@Isobel, by nerve-regeneration, they mean the dendrites and axons are regrowing, not the cell-body. The cell body is very much alive, just not able to communicate. Thus, no cell-regeneration is going on.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:29:52 AM
@Justin9235: "And those of you who speak of immortality or resurrection are idiots and don't understand basic biology /facepalm Nerves = feeling ... cells = life. If it was cellular regeneration, then yes we`re talking about never aging and never dying of old age. " /Facepalm Nerves are made of neural cells. Nerve regeneration = cellular regeneration.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:32:39 AM
ooo, knockout mutants... science has made a giant leap!!!
There are tons of ways they could have done this... knockouts, upregulation, gene silencing/ RNAi... or even just running all the cellular proteins on an SDS gel and cutting the axon then doing it again and doing a 'spot the difference`