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Artificial Organ Regrowth: Can We Live Forever?

Hits: 14774 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: MorfeuS
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Kalon
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 370 Posts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:48:37 PM
Ive known about this for years. I go to alot of scientific conferences, the last one by sam rhine. He said that there is a way to take a doners organ and basicly remove the organic material (I dont entirly remember how exactly) and use THAT for a scafold. Its really amazing what there is out there. The have holograms, ways to grow organs and jet packs but one of this is in our homes yet? I hope by the time I'm 30 we have these things. :/

LuckyDave
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:08:04 PM
Just watch, Westboro will start protesting at the hospitals where they do the transplants, claiming they sin by playing God... Then one of them is saved by the surgery, and they still protest it, claiming that they were spared to continue the work. If people at PETA will pull it, I don't see why these people won't. :P

todayistodie
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 81 Posts
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:36:56 AM
ima smoke sooooo many cigs today!

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:12:09 PM
WOW

I was looking at the picture and not reading the text, and I thought it was a post about tacos.

CoconutMufin
Female, 70 & Over, Africa
 7 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:38:44 PM
And plus, why would you WANT to live forever??

CoconutMufin
Female, 70 & Over, Africa
 7 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 2:37:44 PM
@Egalm, Seeing both, I can safely say that the government would never allow a company to do that to people. It is completely unethical.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11548 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:57:59 PM
*Hint: Start with your telomeres.


Then move on to why naked mole rats don't get cancer. If you just keep adding to the telomeres, cancer happens...but not in naked mole rats. They don't get cancer at all. So they might hold the key to both huge increases in longevity (they live about 8 times longer than would be expected in a rodent of that size) and a way to make humans immune to cancer (although that might require genetic engineering).

Naked mole rats are a perfect example of one reason why we should care about the rate of extinction of plants and animals - we don't know if they will be extremely useful to us in the future.

coolthing97
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1049 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:12:08 PM
That's so crazy. I definitely agree with Angillion though. Even if we didn't live forever, just having most people living longer than 100 years on average would more than likely make a big problem.

While this is really cool... it's also kind of scary. >.>

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 11:55:59 AM
Just go watch Repo the Genetic Opera or Repomen. You'll get quickly why this could be a bad idea.

Weiss
Male, 18-29, Canada
 42 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 10:01:31 AM
Holy stinking poo. That is awesome.

Klamz
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 693 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 8:03:33 AM
While this helps it's doesn't accomplish all that much in terms of living a significantly longer life for already healthy people. It will do wonders for everyone else though.

I say that because you can't replace your brain so it's still aging and will eventually wear out. Even if you could reestablish every neural pathway and electrical impulse exactly the way it was, it still wouldn't be 'you' it might be your body and to everyone else be considered you because you act and think the same, but you could just as easily create 2 of you and since you can't be 2 people at once, obviously the created brain just isn't you.

Therefore to live 'forever' you need to stop the aging process completely.

*Hint: Start with your telomeres.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11548 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:13:57 AM
ugh omg why would you ever want to live long enough for you to need that?


People generally don't want to die. Also, people generally don't want to live with a poor quality of life caused by a malfunctioning heart (or other organ). That could happen relatively young.

also why would you feel better about having a dead pig's kidney than a dead human's kidney?


No idea.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11548 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 3:07:30 AM
LazyMe484:

It's theoretically possible to cure aging. While the answer to "Can we live forever?" would still be "no" because of disease and/or injury, you'd probably be able to live several centuries.

So if you do live to 100, maybe that will be long enough for anti-aging treatments to have been developed and maybe you'll live to 500.

We are going to have to start addressing the problem of over-population. If 100 becomes a fairly common age, it's going to be an issue.

shizzamX
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2835 Posts
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:03:41 AM
ugh omg why would you ever want to live long enough for you to need that? also why would you feel better about having a dead pig's kidney than a dead human's kidney?

teq78
Male, 30-39, S. America
 215 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:57:46 PM
going to disneyland -checked
winning my local soccer league -checked
growing a second penis -almost check!

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 10:18:03 PM
can we live forever?


No. Of course not, but this will break new ground. I'm thrilled to see the science developing this far. I remember a time in my own life when this was unheard of.

I tell people that I expect that I will probably live to 100. It doesn't seem so far fetched now does it?

bfreestone1
Male, 18-29, Western US
 11 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:11:24 PM
razlem:
"Unless we can grow a new brain and download the information from the previous one, you'd live forever as a vegetable."

If we get that far it'd be like the movie The Matrix after that, we'd just get some new information loaded in on say--- How to fly a black hawk helicopter programmed into our brain.

IshiiDaFishy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 774 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:57:25 PM
@razlem - ANYTHING can be translated to binary these days.

razlem
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 534 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:22:04 PM
Unless we can grow a new brain and download the information from the previous one, you'd live forever as a vegetable.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:43:01 PM
I dont see the point of living forever

KitFox
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 513 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:28:47 PM
Anyone seen Repo! The Genetic Opera?

wtmac
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 433 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:23:48 PM
@ScubaFett near the end of the video they said they planned on using pig organs as scaffolds since they are nearly identical in shape and size as human organs.

ScubaFett
Male, 18-29, Australia
 175 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 4:15:02 PM
But how do you make the scaffolding? it seems that they are still taking organs from doners, stripping them of the original cells and putting in the patient's cells. This is cool but it's not grwing organs from scratch.

funnehkitteh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 528 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 3:09:47 PM
religious believers, flame somewhere else.. i f*cking love science and technoligy, it's only us that's slowing us down. thankyou scientists

MikeyNiv
Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:26:53 PM
looks like a bright future

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