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#1026057 Nov 18, 2013
New Limb Regeneration Insight Surprises Scientists
Reactivating a dormant gene enhances mice’s healing abilities

By Dina Fine Maron

Limb regeneration remains the stuff of science fiction for humans, but an accidental discovery provides a new window into what it would take for people to grow lost limbs with newtlike flair.

The finding emerged from research into a gene that can turn back the clock on human cells. Young animals are able to recover from tissue damage much better than adults and can even regenerate tissues in the womb. In recent years researchers have eyed a gene called Lin28a, which is active early in life but silenced in most mature tissues. It can reprogram human somatic (nonreproductive) cells, rewinding them back to an embryoniclike state. The work led researchers to stumble upon another potential role for this gene, which enhances the healing power of mice when reactivated.

In the course of his cancer research George Daley of Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School was trying to clip holes in the ears of genetically engineered mice so he could tell them apart when, surprisingly, the wounds kept healing. Then he tried a backup identification technique—clipping off the tips of their toes—but the toes regrew. Daley and his colleagues also waxed the backs of the mice and were shocked to find that the fur rapidly grew back. These lab mice had been genetically engineered so that Lin28a remained switched on rather than shutting down after birth, apparently giving the mice supergrowth abilities.“We knew [Lin28a] could reprogram cells back to embryoniclike stem cells but we made this other discovery largely by accident,” says Daley, whose team’s findings were published in the November 7 issue of Cell. The team found they could replicate the healing abilities of the engineered mice by giving nongenetically altered ones drugs that help activate certain metabolic processes—the same pathway Lin28a stimulates—revving up and energizing cells as if they were much younger.

The findings reveal that at least part of the reason that most animals cannot regenerate lost limbs lies in their metabolism. When Lin28a turns on and expresses a protein in the body, it boosts the metabolism, apparently fooling the body into thinking that it is younger and spurring a complex cascade of chemical reactions that generate energy. The research shows how the same mechanisms that ordinarily provide cellular energy can also drive more exotic processes such as wound healing.

The power of Lin28a appeared to only extend so far. When mice were no longer babies—at five weeks—the scientists were not able to regenerate their limbs, even if the gene was stimulated. And mice with Lin28a activation were never able to repair damage to the heart, suggesting that the protein is not equally effective everywhere in the body. One factor that may limit the regeneration is the size of the organs involved, says Yui Suzuki, a developmental biologist at Wellesley College who was not involved with the work. Perhaps the mice can regenerate small organs, such as immature toes, but not larger ones, such as full-size digits or the heart, but the jury is still out.

Scientists have long pursued the goal of human limb regeneration, but uncovering how to kick-start the necessary biological processes or identify the needed pathway for humans to regenerate body parts the way salamanders or starfish do has remained elusive.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026058 Nov 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
No, the Rollout of Healthcare.gov is Nothing Like Hurricane Katrina

There's no question that Healthcare.gov has been a fiasco—a blunder of a website that has embarrassed the administration and tarnished Obama's brand. At the same time, it's important not to overstate the scope of the damage. Right now, the problem with the website is that it can't accommodate everyone who wants to buy health insurance. This is a serious issue, but not the worst mistake ever made by a president.

By contrast, George W. Bush's response to Katrina comes close. Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest storms to ever hit the United States. It killed more than 1,800 people, destroyed tens of thousands of homes, caused billions in property damage, and nearly sank a major American city. And the Bush administration's response was criminally negligent, a basic failure of duty that should haunt everyone involved.

Despite several days of memos and warnings to administration officials—that this would be a major storm, that the levees had been breached, that flooding had began—it took two days for President Bush—who was on vacation, spawning a series of photo-ops that would look awful in retrospect—to begin to organize the federal response. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had little in the way of direction, and critical resources in the area went unused. As late as September 1st, three days after Katrina made landfall, there were no coordinated efforts in the area. "This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace," said Terry Ebbert, then director of emergency operations for New Orleans, "FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control. We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims, but we can’t bail out the city of New Orleans."

When confronted with this avalanche of incompetence, administration officials shifted the blame, more attuned to their political fortunes than to the thousands who languished in overcrowded shelters without adequate food, water, or sanitation, forced to deal with disease and violence. It was more than an embarrassment, it was one of the worst domestic disasters ever seen in a presidency. Indeed, the only reason it doesn't define Bush's tenure is that it's overshadowed by the war in Iraq, which stands as one of the worst foreign policy disasters in U.S. history.

Healthcare.gov is not in the same ballpark, it's not in the same league—it's not even in the same sport. Failing to build a website that can reliably provide health care coverage to consumers—a noble goal hindered by flawed implementation—is categorically different than a non-response to a natural disaster that claimed thousands of lives.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11...
DON'T LET THEM OFF THE HOOK NOW
In August, Ed Schultz said “[Republicans] have spent their summer running around the country at town halls lying about ObamaCare. I’m not going to let them off the hook.…Make no mistake.”

Well, as we’ve all seen, it turns out it was actually the media lying about Obamacare.

Now, the media may finally be admitting that the Obamacare rollout has been an embarrassing “botched” failure…but don’t expect them to remind you how they were cheerleading the law just a little while ago.

Fortunately, they don’t have to…

…That’s why we’re here.

The researchers here at the Media Research Center can document and expose liberal media bias (like the “The Top 10 Worst Quotes Pushing Obamacare”) thanks to our state of the art SnapStream system.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1026059 Nov 18, 2013
MOM wrote:
the security and surveillance state, first of all that there was no division between corporate spying and government spying. It was seamless, including the same people going back and forth. It was from that dump that we realized the extent to which the Occupy movement was being spied upon and infiltrated and monitored and followed. And we also found from those email exchanges that there was a concerted attempt on the part of security officials, both inside the government and within the private security contracting agency, to link, falsely, nonviolent dissident groups with terrorist groups so that they could apply terrorism laws against these groups.
And when I sued Barack Obama over Section 1021 of the National National Defense Authorization Act, which permits the U.S. military, overturning 150 years of domestic law, to seize U.S. citizens who “substantially” support–that is not a legal term, it’s not material support, it’s an amorphous term–”substantially” support al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or something called associated forces–again another nebulous term–hold those citizens in military facilities without due process indefinitely, part of the email exchanges were entered as evidence in my case. And those email exchanges showed that this private security firm, along with government officials, was attempting to link a group called U.S. Day of Rage, founded by a journalist and activist named Alexa O’Brien, who was one of my coplaintiffs, with al-Qaeda. And why were they trying to link that group with al-Qaeda? So that they could employ the draconian terrorism laws against nonviolent democratic dissidents. That all came out from Hammond.
JAY: And you can see an example of a related thing, the way the British are calling Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda–I think I have the right last name–calling him a terrorist for–.
HEDGES: Right. Well, we have–you know, our most courageous investigative journalists are in self-imposed exile, including Jacob Appelbaum, including Glenn Greenwald, including Sarah Harrison–she’s British–who is now in exile in Berlin because she accompanied Snowden, if you remember, to Russia. She can’t go back into her own country. It is really terrifying.
And when you couple that with the fact that the security and surveillance state has effectively shut down investigation into national security, the national security apparatus by the traditional press, largely through the Espionage Act, but also because we now know that–and more importantly, those who might be whistleblowers know that all of electronic medications are captured and stored in perpetuity by the state, meaning that anyone who decides to reach out to a journalist can be very easily traced and charged. And that is a really, as a journalist, a truly [snip] not a journalist, but I was a former investigative journalist for The New York Times–a truly terrifying development.
"...'substantially' support al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or something called associated forces...."

What this means is Obama can be arrested and held without charges any time, right?
Or, is this just a vehicle to make opposition "disappear", like what very commonly happened in the old Soviet Union?

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026060 Nov 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like they stopped him before he could kill again.
homer rejoices when a nobody is arrested then defends a lying dick. Homer priorities are all screwed up.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026061 Nov 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
39 Democrats bucked their party leadership to vote in favor of the bill.

Is that a rebuke? MSNBC said 20 to 30 would be one thing but 60 to 100 would be a rebuke.

39 is almost 40 and 40 is between 30 and 60.

It's more than just being "one thing", that's for sure.
Democrats can not understand that high level math!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1026062 Nov 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
have you noticed how hateful and angry left wingers are lately?
Notice how most of them have disappeared.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026063 Nov 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>Well, surprise, I disagree. The November 12th poll by Quinnipiac shows that 75% of Democrats approve of the way Obama is handling healthcare. 79% of Democrats approve of the way Obama is handling is job and 86% believe he is honest and trustworthy. The same number trust that Obama will do a better job handling healthcare than Republicans in Congress.

His low number is with his handling of immigration...only 66% of Democrats approve (probably because it is on the back burner at the moment).

Let's face it...we are a country divided down political lines like never before and, IMO, we have the obstructionist Republicans in congress to thank for it. You people are only cutting your own throats by continuing down this negative path.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-cent...
"Even if he rape me, I will still vote for a black man", 100% of Democrats.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1026064 Nov 18, 2013
flack wrote:
South Korea Reveals Moon-Lander Plans
The country's space agency has released images of a lunar module and a rover ahead of a planned 2020 launch
By Soo Bin Park and Nature magazine
The module will travel onboard a Korea Space Launch Vehicle 2 rocket, and is designed to carry a rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for rare minerals on the moon.
Read More »
South Korea has unveiled designs for its planned Moon lander, a key part of President Park Geun-hye’s pledge to revitalize the country’s aerospace industry and space program.
The uncrewed module — of which a scaled-down mock-up was unveiled to the press on 22 October — will travel on board a Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 rocket and is designed to carry a lunar rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for signs of rare minerals on the Moon’s surface. A robotic orbiter will also circle above the lunar landscape for more than a year at an altitude of about 100 km.
Fifteen government-funded research institutions, led by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon, have agreed to start collaborating in 2014 to develop foundation technologies for the mission next year, the country's Ministry of Science has said.
Since Park took office in February, the mission has been designated a central national objective, with the president bringing forward the launch date from 2025 to 2020 in a bid to accelerate the project. KARI has spent 10 billion Korean won (US$ 9.3 million) on lunar research since 2010, and an estimated 700 billion won is needed to complete the project by 2020, according to local reports.
And Obama's America is too poor to even have a space program.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026065 Nov 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
When James Carville speaks...
"Carville suggests Obama try Toronto mayor's crack pipe"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/11...
with all these libturds turning on Obama, you can expect something big to happen soon. His skin is too thin for this.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026066 Nov 18, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>Tea Party loses in the end
The powerful party that was so dead that collected 600.000 signature to keep sick black Democrat 15-18 year old boys from using Conservative Christian little girls restrooms!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1026067 Nov 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So ACA is canceling the policies or are the insurance companies?
The Obamacare law states that only policies that include all the new requirements may be offered to the public. Obamacare cancelled the old policies.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026068 Nov 18, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>...and Obama didn't lie and millions have not had their health insurance cancelled.
In fantasy world Obamacare is the best new socialist program!

Democrats live in fantasy world!

In the mean time, my friend lost his health insurance!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1026069 Nov 18, 2013
flack wrote:
New Limb Regeneration Insight Surprises Scientists
Reactivating a dormant gene enhances mice’s healing abilities
By Dina Fine Maron
Limb regeneration remains the stuff of science fiction for humans, but an accidental discovery provides a new window into what it would take for people to grow lost limbs with newtlike flair.
The finding emerged from research into a gene that can turn back the clock on human cells. Young animals are able to recover from tissue damage much better than adults and can even regenerate tissues in the womb. In recent years researchers have eyed a gene called Lin28a, which is active early in life but silenced in most mature tissues. It can reprogram human somatic (nonreproductive) cells, rewinding them back to an embryoniclike state. The work led researchers to stumble upon another potential role for this gene, which enhances the healing power of mice when reactivated.
In the course of his cancer research George Daley of Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School was trying to clip holes in the ears of genetically engineered mice so he could tell them apart when, surprisingly, the wounds kept healing. Then he tried a backup identification technique—clipping off the tips of their toes—but the toes regrew. Daley and his colleagues also waxed the backs of the mice and were shocked to find that the fur rapidly grew back. These lab mice had been genetically engineered so that Lin28a remained switched on rather than shutting down after birth, apparently giving the mice supergrowth abilities.“We knew [Lin28a] could reprogram cells back to embryoniclike stem cells but we made this other discovery largely by accident,” says Daley, whose team’s findings were published in the November 7 issue of Cell. The team found they could replicate the healing abilities of the engineered mice by giving nongenetically altered ones drugs that help activate certain metabolic processes—the same pathway Lin28a stimulates—revving up and energizing cells as if they were much younger.
The findings reveal that at least part of the reason that most animals cannot regenerate lost limbs lies in their metabolism. When Lin28a turns on and expresses a protein in the body, it boosts the metabolism, apparently fooling the body into thinking that it is younger and spurring a complex cascade of chemical reactions that generate energy. The research shows how the same mechanisms that ordinarily provide cellular energy can also drive more exotic processes such as wound healing.
The power of Lin28a appeared to only extend so far. When mice were no longer babies—at five weeks—the scientists were not able to regenerate their limbs, even if the gene was stimulated. And mice with Lin28a activation were never able to repair damage to the heart, suggesting that the protein is not equally effective everywhere in the body. One factor that may limit the regeneration is the size of the organs involved, says Yui Suzuki, a developmental biologist at Wellesley College who was not involved with the work. Perhaps the mice can regenerate small organs, such as immature toes, but not larger ones, such as full-size digits or the heart, but the jury is still out.
Scientists have long pursued the goal of human limb regeneration, but uncovering how to kick-start the necessary biological processes or identify the needed pathway for humans to regenerate body parts the way salamanders or starfish do has remained elusive.
Thank the lord for liberal and independent scientist. Rightwing scientists are working on penis enlargement and boner pills.

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026070 Nov 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So ACA is canceling the policies or are the insurance companies?
debunked!
MOM

Bronx, NY

#1026071 Nov 18, 2013
Obama what are you doing about the Human Rights Violations You have Created in Libya, Syria, Egypt,and the list goes on how do you separate yourself from the Murders of Innocent Women and Children that you sign off on, you Murder Women And Children and Bragg about it

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026072 Nov 18, 2013
flack wrote:
South Korea Reveals Moon-Lander Plans
The country's space agency has released images of a lunar module and a rover ahead of a planned 2020 launch
By Soo Bin Park and Nature magazine
The module will travel onboard a Korea Space Launch Vehicle 2 rocket, and is designed to carry a rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for rare minerals on the moon.
Read More »
South Korea has unveiled designs for its planned Moon lander, a key part of President Park Geun-hye’s pledge to revitalize the country’s aerospace industry and space program.
The uncrewed module — of which a scaled-down mock-up was unveiled to the press on 22 October — will travel on board a Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 rocket and is designed to carry a lunar rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for signs of rare minerals on the Moon’s surface. A robotic orbiter will also circle above the lunar landscape for more than a year at an altitude of about 100 km.
Fifteen government-funded research institutions, led by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon, have agreed to start collaborating in 2014 to develop foundation technologies for the mission next year, the country's Ministry of Science has said.
Since Park took office in February, the mission has been designated a central national objective, with the president bringing forward the launch date from 2025 to 2020 in a bid to accelerate the project. KARI has spent 10 billion Korean won (US$ 9.3 million) on lunar research since 2010, and an estimated 700 billion won is needed to complete the project by 2020, according to local reports.
so...the south Koreans are running a moon program for about the same money the healthcare.gov contract was for.
Mary Hadalamb

San Francisco, CA

#1026073 Nov 18, 2013
Do you see what happens when you have a monkey like Obama Boo Boo trying to run the USA! You have troubles in the USA! I was paying $14 a mouth for healthcare. Now I am going to pay $478 a mouth for healthcare! Thanks a whole lot commie monkey Obama Boo Boo!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026074 Nov 18, 2013
Laney F wrote:
Jaw-dropping quotes - Obammy on ObammyCare:

"What we're also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy."

Really, Mr. President?

You're "discovering" this minor detail three years after you forced through a massive, unpopular overhaul of the entire system?

This statement is a breathtaking admission of abject dereliction and incompetence.

ABC News' Rick Klein also notes that the administration's long-time talking points assured skeptical consumers that Obamacare would be easy to buy.

That's what all of the "just like Expedia!" comparisons were about.

Now, with millions getting booted from their plans, with a horribly broken website exacerbating the pain, Obama suddenly sees the light.

A disgrace.
How come the Tea Party perfectly predicted all that?

The Tea Party predicted people's insurance will be canceled. It did happened!

The Tea Party predicted people's insurance will be increase $2,500. It did happened!

The Tea Party predicted people's full time jobs will become part time jobs. It did happened!

The Tea Party predicted dearth panels. It did happened!

The Tea Party predicted Obama will confiscate our guns. It will NOT happen! We are authorized to shoot any federal agent that attempts to take our constitutionally state rights!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1026075 Nov 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>United Health care is one of the two or three most preferred Medicare supplement plans by hospitals and physicians alike. Eight hundred doctors__a dozen doctors are of no consequence in a state and particularly without providing reasons why those doctors were cancelled.
Your problem with facts is amusing, fkstick!
Tell me again how MediCare supplements are relative to the ACA.
I provided links showing that United Health Care is cutting doctors and you spout off an opinion without any support backing it up? Again you need to think more/insult less.

Hmmm, so you are arguing here without knowing the Obamacare law included changes to Medicare?

You are very ill informed. You know nothing about what you are attacking others here for.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1026076 Nov 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
Let's see who should I side with the President or scumbag insurance companies that have been screwing people for decades?

Homer with the president.
The president will really screw you!

Insurance companies had done nothing to you compared to what the incompetent man-child will do to you!

Raisin your taxes, destroying your country, sending blacks against whites, bankrupting the dollar, sending you to a Syrian unnecessary war, etc. That is just the beginning!

Wait for food and fool riots, IDIOT!

"Even if he rape me, I will stand with the black man", Democrats.

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