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Offline burntheships

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Lab Grown Human Brains
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:46:35 AM »
While this tech looks to be in the beginning stages, this does
indicate there might come a day when they can "grow"
a brain. Remember that old saying, "get a brain will ya?" .

 ;D

Frankenstein anyone?

As with all of this type of advancement, there is potential
for good, and certainly misuse. What could possibly go wrong?


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We’ve long been fascinated by the human brain but could we soon be growing them to order?
 
Austrian scientists have grown a miniature human brain from stem cells, according to a report in the prestigious journal Nature.
 
The scientists are referring to the creation as an “organoid” and Nature describes it as a 4mm pea-sized structure with about the same level of development as a nine-week foetus.


 
The mini-brain has survived for nearly a year at the Austrian Academy of Science. But without a blood supply nutrients and oxygen couldn’t penetrate into the middle of the brain-like structure, so it hasn’t grown any larger than its current pea size. It is hoped that the research will open up new avenues to study complex brain disorders, like autism and schizophrenia, but it raises some ethical alarm bells.
http://mynaturesmedicine.com/2013/09/11/are-miniature-human-brains-grown-in-labs-and-breakthroughs-in-artificial-intelligence-a-good-thingis-it-right-to-grow-brainsor-an-organoid/
 

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37262/title/Lab-Grown-Model-Brains/

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12517.html
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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 10:46:10 AM »
Is it just me or does that look like a rattle snake in the top part of the Organoid?  :-X 


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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 11:54:54 AM »
Soma,

Not just you, I noticed it too....and my thought was ; nah
I will keep my own brain for now!   ;D
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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 12:44:50 PM »
So glad it wasnt just me...  It really does look like a ratlle snake weld attempt :P

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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 12:58:03 PM »
Alien Mind Meld... ;D

I guess the noid is only as big as a pea,
does this qualify it as a pea brain?  ;)
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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 01:06:48 PM »
Rattle Snake pic from a Uni :P LOL


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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 01:16:22 PM »
i wonder if tptb are softening the blow of whats possible.we have all known of stemcell potential for over ten years but supposedly nobody has done this until now.i havent done the research but i would assume that all parts could be grown.why this stuff is not in full scale mass production blows my mind.and now with 3d machines that make bladders  kidneys and hearts.whats the hold up?from what i understand the scaffolding for the cells to attach to is jellow made from pig skin.as long as its virus free i think its all awesome.
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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 10:15:39 PM »
@Robo,

Let us hope that the power does not fall into the wrong
hands...

@ Soma,

That is what some would call a twisted snake.

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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 01:49:10 AM »
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Re: Lab Grown Human Brains
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 03:06:44 AM »
As with all of this type of advancement, there is potential
for good, and certainly misuse. What could possibly go wrong?

WHO programs the brain?

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