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Old 04-24-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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TOKYO (AFP) - The monthly discomfort many women see as a curse could pay off someday as Japanese researchers say menstrual blood can be used to repair heart damage.
Scientists say menstrual blood can repair hearts - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Back in the day I had a health & science teacher say that every time there is a slow news day a new health issue is brought up. I guess this is the latest.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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Back in the day I had a health & science teacher say that every time there is a slow news day a new health issue is brought up. I guess this is the latest.
This story is not a new "health issue", it's about genetic research using menstrual blood that could repair damaged hearts without the need for costly and dangerous heart transplants. I would call this "significant health news"!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca
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thats nasty..............
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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This story is not a new "health issue", it's about genetic research using menstrual blood that could repair damaged hearts without the need for costly and dangerous heart transplants. I would call this "significant health news"!
How do they plan on collecting it?
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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thats nasty..............
I'll refrain from an appropriate comment as I've already been warned about expressing my personal disdain for "questionable" posts!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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How do they plan on collecting it?
Only a small amount of menstrual blood is required to culture the cells, this could be expressed and collected from the cervix in a doctor's office.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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I have left this thread open for now. Lets see if we can keep it informative and not cross a line. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca
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its stuff your body is 'getting rid of' ......
Im not sure your supposed to put it back....
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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its stuff your body is 'getting rid of' ......
Im not sure your supposed to put it back....
Ah..., the blood serum is not being "put back", the stem cells that are contained in the menstrual blood are cultivated to produce smooth heart muscle cells, these are the cells that are "put back" in the body to repair damaged heart cells.
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