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New teeth grown from urine - study
BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 19:44 ET | By James Gallagher

Posted on 07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by Red Badger

Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine.

The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures.

The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth.

Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges.

Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene.

Stem cells - the master cells which can grow into any type of tissue - are a popular area of research.

The group at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health used urine as the starting point.

Cells which are normally passed from the body, such as those from the lining of the body's waterworks, are harvested in the laboratory. These collected cells are then coaxed into becoming stem cells.

A mix of these cells and other material from a mouse was implanted into the animals.

"You just wouldn't do it in this way” Prof Chris Mason University College London

The researchers said that after three weeks the bundle of cells started to resemble a tooth: "The tooth-like structure contained dental pulp, dentin, enamel space and enamel organ."

However, the "teeth" were not as hard as natural teeth.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; dental; health; ipsc; shutyerpeehole; stemcells; teeth; urinalysisplease; urine
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Don’t piss in my mouth and tell me it’s rainin’....


2 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Red Badger
New teeth grown from urine

Do they have a problem with yellowing?

3 posted on 07/30/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: Lazamataz
"It does have a little wang to it."
4 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

When they commercialize this, I have a jingle ready for them:

“You’ll know just where the yellow went
when you fill your gums with Uro-Dent!”

(sung to the tune of the old Pepsodent commercial...)


5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:18 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Red Badger
Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine.

Wonder who thought up that idea? Reminds me of two hippies sitting around tryiing to figure out how to get high. First says I'm gonna try licking this toad and the other one says I'm gonna eat this mushroom.......

6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:39 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Red Badger

This lemonade tastes funny...


7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:50 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Lazamataz

Sad that the President” has all of his own teeth at present, and thus wont be able to take advantage of the mammoth dental acheivement

I can offhand think of no one more worthy of BEING a spokesperson for “Urine Based Teeth!


8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_G0pUkf_ws


9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:30:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Nervous Tick

oh my...;-}

“You’ll know just where the yellow went
when you fill your gums with Uro-Dent!”....sung by....Barack Obama??


10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:30:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Red Badger

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “potty mouth”.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:10 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Red Badger

Thought this would be from England. Tea-pee teeth; pre-yellowed.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:49 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: Nervous Tick

See Post #9 link......


13 posted on 07/30/2013 10:32:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Pinging Benny Hinn! Scatology alert!


14 posted on 07/30/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I can offhand think of no one more worthy of BEING a spokesperson for “Urine Based Teeth!

Monica Lewinsky?

15 posted on 07/30/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Red Badger

16 posted on 07/30/2013 10:33:46 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Revolting cat!

Benny Hinn is a televangelist:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_hinn


17 posted on 07/30/2013 10:34:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Do yourself a favor and turn your TV on, just the sound. You’ll here the laugh tracks. Internet does not provide them.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: PATRIOT1876
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19 posted on 07/30/2013 10:36:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

20 posted on 07/30/2013 10:36:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Revolting cat!

You meant Benny HILL...........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_hill


21 posted on 07/30/2013 10:37:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger
Sign her up!


22 posted on 07/30/2013 10:37:46 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Red Badger

Not at all. I meant a joke, d’uh! As in ‘humour’.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 10:38:15 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: PATRIOT1876

"I've had this taste in my mouth before."

24 posted on 07/30/2013 10:39:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

First - it powered cell phones

Now - it grows new teeth.

Is there anything that pee can’t do?


25 posted on 07/30/2013 10:39:22 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe they’re just growing kidney stones.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: GraceG

http://youtu.be/Y8mBdhUjmPg


27 posted on 07/30/2013 10:40:53 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: KosmicKitty
Is there anything that pee can’t do?

Was thinking the same. It's this decade's hemp.
28 posted on 07/30/2013 10:43:02 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: Red Badger

You see, once you assume that people know the difference between a Hill and a Hinn, and I assume that everybody does, then you can see that by confusing the two somebody is intending to make a joke.

Alas, on the Internet so many people so often assume that others are just stupid and uninformed. Pity.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 10:43:32 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gamecock

I bet she’s quite popular............


30 posted on 07/30/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

31 posted on 07/30/2013 10:48:06 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m gonna need a longer straw!


32 posted on 07/30/2013 10:50:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KosmicKitty
The power of Pee!......
33 posted on 07/30/2013 10:50:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: posterchild

We’ll all know it’s HUGH and SERIES when Doctor Oz goes on Oprah to sell us some of this urine.


34 posted on 07/30/2013 10:51:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Red Badger

British Health Services.

I coulda told.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 10:51:56 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Red Badger

This won’t help everyone with lost teeth. Unfortunately, they could only grow urincisors and pisdom teeth.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 11:00:26 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Red Badger

So much for $hiteating grin.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 11:02:50 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: tnlibertarian

Just wait till they start using the brown stuff.......


38 posted on 07/30/2013 11:03:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: KosmicKitty
Now - it grows new teeth. Is there anything that pee can’t do?

They should call them, "Peeth."

39 posted on 07/30/2013 11:04:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

“Doc, look, about this new mouthwash...”


40 posted on 07/30/2013 11:06:45 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Red Badger

Well now ain’t that a pither!


41 posted on 07/30/2013 11:08:16 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

42 posted on 07/30/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Potty mouth. And they ain’t kiddin’.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 11:10:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: KosmicKitty
“First - it powered cell phones

Now - it grows new teeth.

Is there anything that pee can’t do?”

It makes great garden fertilizer if you let it age a couple months first. It can also be used to clean a wound in the field if no sterile water is available.

44 posted on 07/30/2013 11:11:29 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Red Badger
Just wait till they start using the brown stuff.......

They use that to grow bicussh!+s.

45 posted on 07/30/2013 11:12:50 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Red Badger

Not news, we’ve all seen yellow teeth!


46 posted on 07/30/2013 11:13:06 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: PATRIOT1876

Everything tastes funny.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT by lurk
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To: dfwgator

I love that stupid movie, my sisters-in-law hate it.


48 posted on 07/30/2013 11:26:50 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

I will say this, back then Fran Drescher had the body for sin. What’s funny is they touted Tony Danza and Michelle Pfeiffer as the “stars” of the movie, and they barely did anything.


49 posted on 07/30/2013 11:30:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nervous Tick

Good one. Uro-Dent. LOL


50 posted on 07/30/2013 11:31:15 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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