I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
LatestPopularMost BookmarkedMost EmailedTop RatedMy FavoritesRandomChat
AllGamesFunnyEntertainmentQuizzesWeirdTechLifestyle, Arts & Lit.News & PoliticsScienceSportsMisc
Submit Content  





rss

friendsmore friends | add your site
Asylum

Holy Taco

Funny Videos

BuzzFeed

NothingToxic

Oddee

Mousebreaker

Online Games

Eat Liver

Online Games

Gorilla Mask

Full Downloads

Norway Games

Damn Cool Pics

Kontraband

Extreme Humor

X Hollywood

I Dont Like You

123 Games

Hollywoodtuna

Funny Games

Cool Stuff

Viva La Games

X - Vids

Smit Happens

Funny Videos

Funny Stuff

ebaumsworld



Back to Listing

Biologists Discover Genes That Repair Nerves

Hits: 12241 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Science | Added by: piperfawn
Jump to: Bottom    Last Post
Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:07:14 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 11:25:48 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
 2386 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

SvampeBob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:16:39 AM
zombie babies




CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17143 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:13:08 AM
How the hell did this get twisted into a 'Zombie' conversation ?

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 915 Posts
Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:43:29 AM
even if zombies could feel pain, they would still need the brain power to realize getting shot going after a human is going to hurt. It would only help slow their attacks down, but it wouldnt stop them from coming altogether

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:29:44 PM


OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14376 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:08:10 PM
Of course, if zombies could feel pain, they would also feel pleasure, giving them an incentive to reproduce. So while they're hiding out from shotgun-wielding day-walkers, they can be making zombie babies.

Aedran
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:15:09 PM
@Justin9235
Actually, if you think about it, this would be the end to a zombie apocalypse. If zombies were capable of feeling pain, they would run away from people (or be unable to move after getting shot because the pain was so bad). Eventually they would avoid humanity at all costs and cases of Zombies would be minimal. Then we'd hunt them down from helicopters. Mass extinction of the zombie race. Course...getting this into the zombie population would be a problem.

I digress. Clearly, Piperfawn (or IAB if they changed his original caption) does not understand biology.

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:14:47 PM
Nothing stated in here has anything to do with zombies. 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.

AirborneJT
Male, 18-29, Western US
 138 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:48:35 PM
Don't you guys watch zombie movies? There is never mention of zombies until it is too late. I've wanted to get a rifle for a while... maybe this is a sign that I should?

bigbangbilly
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 705 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:33:28 PM
Closer to immortality

grindinblade
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 229 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:03:03 PM
We always new that peripheral nerves (ie the ones in your arms & legs) can regrow, but CNS (ie brain and spine) can't. This just gives us a mechanism, not sure how useful it will be, I'd worry if you inhibit they growth inhibitor that you could develop CNS tumors. We'll see if this leads anywhere though, good find.

Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2289 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:56:11 PM
No mention of anything zombie-related. tsk tsk

Theyoyoguy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 463 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:52:35 PM
All nerve repair will do is bring feeling back to disabled limbs. Not resurrect a dead person..

Also, perhaps the scientists could somehow salvage the axon growth inhibitors to have medication specifically damage the axons in a certain area of the body and restricting axon growth temporarily, becoming a fast acting painkiller, but at the expense of losing all feeling wherever the pain is.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24620 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:27:41 PM
Sweet... one step close to zombie world. So what will be first zombies or robots to take over the world!

Revolutioniz
Male, 18-29, Western US
 914 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:23:41 PM
Wtf? the thumb nail stole my picture!

Aedran
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2:13:17 PM
Yes. Nerve repair =/= resurrection

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3887 Posts
Friday, September 23, 2011 7:24:54 PM
Link: Biologists Discover Genes That Repair Nerves [Rate Link] - Am I the only one that thinks this is the classic begin of a Zombie Apocalypse?


You Must be Signed in to Add a Comment

If you've already got an I-Am-Bored.com account,
click here to sign in.

If you don't have an account yet,
Click Here to Create a Free Account
 

Back to Listing ^top


Bored | Suggest a Link | Advertise | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.