Sunday, May 04, 2008

Man regrows finger with miracle powder!

We hear every day of miracle drugs found in the jungles of the Amazon, or the relative merits of ancient herbal remedies from China, however one does not usually expect to find the answer to regeneration of lost limbs in a hobby store in a strip mall. Lee Spievak it seems is a testimony for just such an amazing cure. Spievak lost most of a finger recently while working on a model airplane. An accident in where the plane's propeller removed everything past the last knuckle of his middle finger. The lost section was never found, so Lee resigned himself to not having a complete digit. Today though, you wouldn't know it. Mr Spievak shows off his finger, and it's all there, tissue, nerves, nail, skin, even his finger print. How? Well that's the truly remarkable part. It wasn't a transplant. Mr Spievak re-grew his finger tip. He used a powder - provided by his brother Alan - who was working in the field of regenerative medicine. "The second time I put it on I already could see growth. Each day it was up further. Finally it closed up and was a finger" says Spievak. "It took about four weeks before it was sealed." Now he says he has "complete feeling, complete movement." The powder comes from the University of Pittsburgh, and is composed of all things, Pig's Bladders. As odd as that sounds, there are clinical trials to back up the claim that this material can do the impossible and regrow missing parts of the body...
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