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Old 01-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #2161
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stem cells

A woman in L.A. had a stem cell facelift, causing her to grow a bone in her eyelid.

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A resident of Los Angeles in her late sixties, she explained that she could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click—a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut. After examining her in person at The Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Wu could see that something was wrong: Her eyelid drooped stubbornly, and the area around her eye was somewhat swollen. Six and a half hours of surgery later, he and his colleagues had dug out small chunks of bone from the woman's eyelid and tissue surrounding her eye, which was scratched but largely intact. The clicks she heard were the bone fragments grinding against one another.

About three months earlier the woman had opted for a relatively new kind of cosmetic procedure at a different clinic in Beverly Hills—a face-lift that made use of her own adult stem cells. First, cosmetic surgeons had removed some the woman's abdominal fat with liposuction and isolated the adult stem cells within—a family of cells that can make many copies of themselves in an immature state and can develop into several different kinds of mature tissue. In this case the doctors extracted mesenchymal stem cells—which can turn into bone, cartilage or fat, among other tissues—and injected those cells back into her face, especially around her eyes. The procedure cost her more than $20,000, Wu recollects. Such face-lifts supposedly rejuvenate the skin because stem cells turn into brand-new tissue and release chemicals that help heal aging cells and stimulate nearby cells to proliferate.

During the face-lift her clinicians had also injected some dermal filler, which plastic surgeons have safely used for more than 20 years to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The principal component of such fillers is calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral with which cell biologists encourage mesenchymal stem cells to turn into bone—a fact that escaped the woman's clinicians.
Krones beware, those salons clinics may not be a good idea.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:15 PM   #2162
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Well at least she hasn't got a bone through her nose...


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Old 01-13-2013, 10:54 PM   #2163
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Bone in the eye? That's nothing. I've got an eye in the end of my bone.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #2164
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And blind in your one good eye, I've heard.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #2165
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That explains what those ticks are after...
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #2166
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Infinity monkeys playing on typewriters may perhaps produce Shakespearean works, but give one monkey a TV and its all bloody day.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-adult-TV.html

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'To enliven Gina's nights, officials decided to install a Freeview television, protected behind glass, and gave her a remote control so she could change the channels herself.

“In the early trials, her keepers visited Gina to check that everything was in order and she did not break the new toy.

“The surprise came when they found that within a few days, Gina was not only using the remote control perfectly well, but that she also chose the porn channel for entertainment, as many of us would have done.”
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #2167
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Whoa that set me on an hour long Dailymail tangent. I feel caught up, though.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:17 AM   #2168
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Whoa that set me on an hour long Dailymail tangent. I feel caught up, though.
Do you also feel a little dirty? Take a shower.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #2169
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I do feel a little dirty. How did you know? Did I leave my webcam on again?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #2170
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Once, in Sudan, I fell into an open sewer - and I still didn't feel as dirty as I had after merely scanning over a couple of pages of the Daily Mail.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:09 AM   #2171
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A 5 year old girl was abducted from a school in Philly. Here are surveillance pics and an artists rendering of the suspect. Just kidding about the rendering
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #2172
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Just kidding about the rendering
We know. Her fingernails are painted.

The whore.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #2173
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A SOFTWARE developer has been busted for outsourcing his own job to a programmer in China, while he watched cat videos at work.

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A search of the employee's computer found hundreds of PDF invoices from a third party contractor in Shenyang.

Eventually, it was discovered the employee had outsourced his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, paying about $US50,000 to the firm out of his own salary of several hundred thousand dollars.

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The "best part" of the story is that "for the last several years in a row he received excellent remarks" in his performance review, Mr Valentine wrote in his blog.

"His code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building."

More details at the link.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #2174
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I want to know how they caught on to him.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #2175
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At the link, it says how they noticed someone logging in from China. If he'd been smart enough to get them in through a proxy on his home computer, he'd probably still be getting six figures to watch kitty videos.

It's so unfair. If the boss outsources your job, it's good business, but if you outsource your own job, it's misconduct.
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