Regrowing Your Own Teeth

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    Jan 31, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    Pretty cool.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4294638/regrowing-your-own-teeth/

    In a medical first, doctors at Columbia University Medical Center have developed a way to use your body's own stem cells to grow new teeth


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    Jan 31, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    Fun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~
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    Jan 31, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    totes gonna get this when i see my dent in Mar. grow some new ones, toss the cavities out.


    So can anyone tell me why we were taking stem cells from aborted fetuses when you can get some from any person in the world?


    Ariodante saidOne day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    All of these creepy tidbits help us piece together the oddity that is Ariodante. Keep 'em comin'.
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    Jan 31, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    I can see women lining up for this one
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    Jan 31, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidFun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~

    My Mother kept some of our baby teeth in a small case. But since there was only 2 kids, and she only saved the very first front baby teeth, it wasn't "filled to the brim." Don't many parents save at least a couple of their kids baby teeth?
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    Jan 31, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidSo can anyone tell me why we were taking stem cells from aborted fetuses when you can get some from any person in the world?

    I believe it's because embryonic cells can differentiate into nearly all the specialized cell types (pluripotent), whereas adult cells reproduce themselves (unipotent), which is not helpful in some medical applications.
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Don't many parents save at least a couple of their kids baby teeth?


    Found one when I was 6 or 7...........recycled it for an extra buck.......icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 31, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    I need that!
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    Jan 31, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    SkinnyBitch saidSo can anyone tell me why we were taking stem cells from aborted fetuses when you can get some from any person in the world?

    I believe it's because embryonic cells can differentiate into nearly all the specialized cell types (pluripotent), whereas adult cells reproduce themselves (unipotent), which is not helpful in some medical applications.


    Sort of. Some adult cells can be induced into pluripotency, but those cells are rare, and that process isn't easy or reliable. Most stem-cell treatments use multipotent stem cells instead; those are cells that can adapt themselves to be similar types, but not anything.

    That said, it's interesting that people are talking about their baby teeth: there's some research that indicates that saved baby teeth can be a good source for future stem-cell treatments, since a) they come out on their own b) there's no risk of rejection and c) they last for years and years.
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    Jan 31, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Oh, also: most embryonic stem cells are cultured from embryos that were created for fertility treatments. There's technically no abortion involved, since none of those embryos were ever in utero, but every sperm is sacred and all.

    There are also some interesting developments with stem cells from umbilical cord blood.
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    Jan 31, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Will keep in mind when I'm losing mine. I've had enough with braces growing up to deal with this now. Cool post though.
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    Jan 31, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidFun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~


    HAHA I found the same thing about 2 months ago.. As well as all our notes to the tooth fairy trying to talk her up for some extra $$
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Damn I need this I never had great teeth and now I need like two implants and two crowns and the price is astronomical.
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidFun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~


    There's more than one Ariodante? Bring them to us!
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidFun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~


    I'm sorry for your disappointment icon_cry.gif ((abrazotes))

    My mom saved some of my baby teeth for a while but eventually went on a cleaning spree to get rid of a lot of junk in the house. I'm pretty sure my baby teeth were among those things.

    I was disappointed not being able to take home my wisdom teeth when I got them extracted four years ago. The surgeon said patients can no longer keep them because extracted teeth are now a biohazard.
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    This is cool... I always wondered why we don't naturally shed and regrow teeth every 10-15 years. Seems like a damned poor design decision. icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    I wouldn't mind regrowing some teeth if it means a chance to have some of them grow back a little straighter...
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    if mine would grow back the same then thatd be awesome!!
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    Jan 31, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    intensity69 saidThis is cool... I always wondered why we don't naturally shed and regrow teeth every 10-15 years. Seems like a damned poor design decision. icon_evil.gif


    We've got a long way to go design wise heh. Stupid evolution.
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    Jan 31, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    adam228 said
    Ariodante saidFun personal tooth fact: My dad kept all our baby teeth when he would take them to put tooth fairy money under our pillow. One day I stumbled upon the pochette case where he kept them. Imagine my horror to open this bag and find it filled to the brim with human teeth.

    ~The End~


    There's more than one Ariodante? Bring them to us!


    We are kept in cryogenic stasis at different age states. Old papa Ario just celebrated his 89th bday! That crazy old coot...
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    Jan 31, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Ha . I been reading about this every couple years for the last 40 years.
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    Jan 31, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    damn, i hope this works. i have a tooth i would like to regrow. ha ha ha
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    Will be all the rage in the British Isles.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWill be all the rage in the British Isles.


    More like Appalachia.