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Biologists Discover Genes That Repair Nerves

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Biologists Discover Genes That Repair Nerves
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Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:07:13 PM
Umbrella company must be behind all this

Aedran
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
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.

/facepalm

Isobel
Female, 18-29, Europe
 248 Posts
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.

Aedran
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:25:47 AM
"So while they're hiding out from shotgun-wielding day-walkers, they can be making zombie babies."

....

You`re right. Let`s just go with our original plan. o.o;;

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2605 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:32:39 AM
ooo, knockout mutants... science has made a giant leap!!!

/sarcasm

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`

meh

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