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    Default Mouse Testicle Cells Behave Like Stem Cells!

    Mouse Testicle Cells Behave Like Stem Cells
    By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer
    Fri Mar 24, 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK - German scientists say cells from the testes of mice can behave like embryonic stem cells. If the same holds true in humans, it could provide a controversy-free source of versatile cells for use in treating disease.

    Embryonic stem cells can give rise to virtually any tissue in the body and scientists believe they may offer treatments for diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes and spinal cord injuries.

    But to harvest the cells, human embryos must be destroyed. Some religious groups and others oppose that.

    The new research into testicular cells, published online Friday by the journal Nature, comes from Dr. Gerd Hasenfuss of the Georg-August-University of Goettingen in Germany and colleagues.

    Lab tests found that the mouse cells closely mimicked the behavior of embryonic stem cells, Hasenfuss said Friday. He said he is optimistic about finding human testicular cells that will do the same. Work has already begun on that, he said.

    If such cells are found in men, "then we have resolved the ethical problem with human embryonic stem cells," he said in a telephone interview.

    That would also open the door to removing testicular cells from a male patient, growing some tissue the patient needs, and transplanting that tissue into the same man without fear of biological rejection, he noted.


    The mouse cells were found to give rise to a variety of specialized cells in the lab, including heart cells that contracted and nerve cells that produced dopamine, the chemical messenger that Parkinson's patients lack, he said.

    Cells typical of the liver, skin, pancreas and blood vessels were produced as well, he said.

    That would be quite the bragging right....Hey my testicles cured cancer!!!!
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    Just so long as there isn't a blender involved.

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    Stem cells have a LONG way to go to understand what is going to happen.

    Either way, you really have to wonder what made someone think that esticular cells might equal stem cells.
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    Testicle cells ... hmmm

    My sister-inlaw is always telling her husband whenever he is reluctant to make a tough decision that he needs to grow a new set of balls ... THERE IS HOPE FOR HIM YET !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    Either way, you really have to wonder what made someone think that esticular cells might equal stem cells.
    I'm thinking that the logic was something like this:

    Embryos are created partially from the contents of a mans testes; therefore there may be hope that stem cells could be found there.

    I wonder if they'll be looking into the female ovum and/or uterine lining. All play a part in the creation of an embryo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver76
    Testicle cells ... hmmm

    My sister-inlaw is always telling her husband whenever he is reluctant to make a tough decision that he needs to grow a new set of balls ... THERE IS HOPE FOR HIM YET !!!

    So long as they don't tell him he's hung like a mouse.....
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    You guys can let them shove needles in your testicles all you want. I'm gonna wimp out on that one

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    So then if this works, Viagra has other uses.
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    Wow. This thread was resurrected. Someone actually used the search function!
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    I have to admit this makes perfect sense.

    My wife always tells me that I always think with my balls and other parts of the male anatomy. Now I can tell her that my stem cells came from my testicles. Therefore all my cells including my brain think alike.

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