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Talk about a Coincidence!

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#1 Judy Devlin

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:09 AM

High Tech Ways to Extend Your Life: How One Man Regrew a Finger.

Dr. Oz shows Oprah Lee's finger. Lee accidentally cut off part of the middle finger on his right hand. Thankfully, his brother, Dr. Alan Spievack, was a pioneer in cellular regeneration. He gave Lee a powder made from the extracellular matrix material found in pig bladders. "I applied that to the wound and just put a Band-Aid over it," Lee says. "I did it for 10 days, and in four weeks, I regrew the finger." Oprah.com.

Dr. Oz also says cellular regeneration research is ongoing at the University of Pittsburgh.

I printed this out and will take to my Surgeon...Can you imagine??!!
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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:10 AM

Judith, what a fascinating article!

Now when you take this to the doctor, are you going to ham it up? I can just see you now, with a little Miss Piggy knuckle puppet. <Puns intended.>
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:31 PM


I saw that this morning and could not believe it!! Sure enough the guy's finger was renewed, complete with fingernail and all. That gives hope to so many people. I would definitely like to hear about more people trying out this new method. Maybe, we'll be reading about you in the news. I'm keeping tuned.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:51 AM

Wow, this is truly amazing!
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:59 AM

How awesome, for those who could regenerate a new finger... those who must have digital amputation.

This really wonderful!
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