Thursday, 7 July 2011

One Step Closer to Immortality

"BBC Scientists in London created an artificial windpipe which was then coated in stem cells from the patient. Crucially, the technique does not need a donor, and there is no risk of the organ being rejected. The surgeons stress a windpipe can also be made within days. The 36-year-old cancer patient is doing well a month after the operation."

You're super rich. Your heart starts failing.
No worries, here is a new heart.

Your kidneys give up.
No worries, we'll sort that right out.

 With other advances in anti-ageing technology it looks like immortality may become a reality in the near future.

Long live the tyrants. 


Full article: BBC

21 comments:

  1. That is crazy! Hopefully we only get better in medical advances.

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  2. When Science fiction is no longer fiction.

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  3. Yeah, immortality!
    This is kinda scary, yet fascinating.

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  4. Such a contradiction. So many people are dieing of starvation and lack of water, yet scientists are coming up with ways of keeping people alive.

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  5. There's an episode of Nova where they showed a set of artificially created lungs in a big glass tank breathing - it was probably one of the strangest things I've ever seen.

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  6. Haha, soon it's going to be like Crank 2. Just a brain inside a fish tank displaying text on a monitor.

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  7. I don't know about immortality but 200+ years is certainly not out of the question for the near future

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  8. I may need to live forever to see my Cubs win a World Series.

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  9. This is awesome!!! Crazy things are happening quick ass technology advances! Nice post!

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  10. looks like some Philip K Dick's sci-fi novel...

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  11. very nice post. refresh bomb woould be very nice

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  12. Hopefully soon they'll be able to regrown an entire body, then all they have to do is plug in your brain~

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