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Scientists Grow Teeth From Urine

Hits: 10086 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: Weird | Added by: richanddead
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Monday, September 30, 2013 4:20:19 PM
"My back teeth are floating" has an entirely new meaning to me now.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5281 Posts
Monday, September 30, 2013 6:00:05 AM
"It is probably one of the worst sources, there are very few cells in the first place and the efficiency of turning them into stem cells is very low."
I think he missed the point: If you can succeed using what is probably the worst source of genetic information, you have a better chance of success anywhere else.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 4884 Posts
Monday, September 30, 2013 3:19:08 AM
Had a think about this one. I seem to remember making urea-formaldehyde in a chemistry lesson at school.
Each of us in the class had to provide our own urine sample for use in the experiment. Add to formaldehyde with something I can't remember, and hey presto you have the basic building block chemical for melamine, Formica, and a load of other hard wearing resins in every day use.
So making teeth from urine could be possible, but I don't know about the growing them bit.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, September 30, 2013 2:35:25 AM
@ Pinkminx: I imagine this or something very similar will be standard practice 100 years from now.

"Just pee in this cup, Mr. Smith, and leave the sample at the front desk. We'll see you in three months when we put your new tooth in!"

It would be awesome, wouldn't it?

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1025 Posts
Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:20:16 PM
As someone who works in the lovely field of dentistry, I am both intrigued and grossed out at the same time..If this could actually work, it would be so ungodly expensive..

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:40:40 PM
Missing a tooth? Urine luck!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12085 Posts
Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:34:27 PM
Taking the piss yeah,
Receiving it - in the mouth???

Male, 50-59, Europe
 4884 Posts
Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:09:54 AM
HER: "Kiss me".
HIM: "Your breath stinks of piss, I'm off".

(Sound of screeching tires fading in the distance)

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5616 Posts
Sunday, September 29, 2013 9:48:40 AM

HER: "Kiss me."
HIM: "Sure thing! Wait a minute, didn't you get those ..."
HER: "Kiss me now, you fool!"
HIM: "Well, you see, I ..."
HER: "NOW, damn you!"
HIM: "Be right back, gotta feed the meter."

(Sound of screeching tires fading in the distance)

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2228 Posts
Saturday, September 28, 2013 4:37:18 PM
Link: Scientists Grow Teeth From Urine [Rate Link] - That should leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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