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Mandos

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« on: September 20, 2007, 11:59:34 AM »
Some people have already gleefully noticed this, but

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 12:07:05 PM »
Testes: is there anything they can't do? :lol:

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There was another, somewhat gruesome sign that testicular stem cells might turn into other types of cells quite easily. Testicular tumours, Dr. Seandel says, are sometimes found with hair, teeth or other tissue in them. The same is true for ovarian tumours, he says.

"Teratoma." This is something that's already been observed in embryonic stem cell research, e.g. bits of hair in cells grafted into heart muscle. There's still some  big-time  work to do here. :wigout:

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 12:11:54 PM »
ack GDKitty, that was TMI even for me. Bleh!

Note to self: do not open bnr threads while eating lunch if they are even vaguely biological in nature. :yuk

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 12:29:04 PM »
Sorry, brebis noire. I could see how this thread wouldn't "go" with lunch!  :oops:

Mandos started it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 01:00:20 PM »
Mr. Berlynn told me to get my own testes when, after sending the article his way, I asked him if he'd like poached nuts for supper tonight!  :shock:  The nerve!  :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 01:08:28 PM »
I can think of a good comeback or two, but don't want to put a strain or your marriage. :P
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 01:11:04 PM »
Oh, please, do share!!! :popcorn
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 02:04:49 PM »
What do you think was in that casserole the other night?  And ask me what I did with them before I harvested and cooked them. :twisted:
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 05:40:42 PM »
Very interesting (prurience aside).  I wonder (total speculation here, not based in science or any knowledge whatsoever) if ovaries might be similarly useful as a stem cell source?

Stem cell research may go a long way to solving some previously insoluble health problems, and it would be great to be able to do it with something as widely available as balls.

'I'd give my left nut to cure this cancer' may take on a more literal meaning, which could only be a good thing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 10:56:24 AM »
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... I wonder (total speculation here, not based in science or any knowledge whatsoever) if ovaries might be similarly useful as a stem cell source?...
Yes.  As a matter of fact, I blogged about at Birth Pangs, back in July. Virgin Eggs Over Easy, Hold The Sperm.

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 07:35:25 PM »
dBO posting this here in case it's news you can use.

Hey Mandos, howzabout you write for BP's with this?  :wigout:

You must be wondering why I'm even posting this, well cuz I've actually been gazing into my polluted brain about the future.  :panic

Okay ready? Here we go:

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Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.

People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

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He carried out the report for men's satellite TV channel Bravo.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stm

In year 3000 shouldn't the human species have super-duper, all-immunity-covered systems? So we can go out there into the wild, blue star seeded yonder? Technology may get us there but when we get there wouldn't we be slightly 'sickly'?
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 09:09:15 PM »
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... The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures. ...
 :rotfl:  omigawd, what planet does this guy live on ?... and someone needs to tell him that particular sci-fi scenario has been done to death.  The genetic upper class ... like the Royal Family?

Huh?  WTF - I just checked the article and there's an artist's rendition of this idjit's hypothesis; the upperclass is male, and the underclass is female of course.   :evil:

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 11:01:07 PM »
This story is so old, it's antique.

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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 11:07:51 PM »
Antigue, sort of like Environmental Racism, but this is Gender Racism, right?
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 11:30:09 PM »
No, it's more that it's a 2006 thing, and never made it farther than that.

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