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Regenerative protein

Many years away, but still interesting
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071101/sc_nm/newts_regeneration_dc_2;_ylt=AulYjL3kHHvp777PDzRMwqME1vAI

» Many years away, but still interesting
» http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071101/sc_nm/newts_regeneration_dc_2;_ylt=AulYjL3kHHvp777PDzRMwqME1vAI

NOT years away, it’s already here.

www.acell.com

The article was talking about the nAG protein. Using the information in the article to regenerate limbs or organs is years away. They even say “we are a long way away from being able to do that”. So no, it’s not here yet.

Now acell, while it looks promising, doesn’t appear to use anything described in the article. If it does use the nAG protein, please correct me. It looks pretty good as a wound healer though. And regrowing the tip of a finger is pretty spectacular. But I haven’t seen anything that would convince me that it regrows entire limbs or organs yet. Not even sure if it’s possible with acell’s technique. Time will tell. I certainly would like for it to work. Hopefully somebody can eventually test it see if it can actually regenerate hair follicles. Still looks years away to me though, if ever, from acell.

Yes, regenerating whole limbs and organs is years away.
But regenerating skin and hair is already here at several exclusive stem cell clinics around the world… like the Sloane Clinic in Singapore.
They use the protein from adult stem cells to regenerate hair follicles and facial skin.
www.SloaneClinic.com

I see no evidence that they are regenerating hair follicles. Can you point me to a scientific article or even before and after pictures that shows this?

» I see no evidence that they are regenerating hair follicles. Can you point
» me to a scientific article or even before and after pictures that shows
» this?

See direct link to their hair clinic web page - The photo on page in my eyes is not that great

http://www.sloaneclinic.com/english/thehair/clinicserthehairstemcell.asp

Thanks for the link. Not very good results at all, if any. That could be just combing it different. At best, it’s a little more hair, but nothing to get excited about.

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