MWEB TechnoZone writes: Researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based Duke University have been able to grow living twitching tissue that could substitute for human muscles in medical research.
Another field opens for plastic surgeons - just let them graft muscles on to give you that buff 6 pack. Of course you are still going to have to exercise them, so its no shortcut :). Its beyond tech, its like sci-fi this.
I'm not sure I'm happy with this. Good for repairs, but cosmetically? Hmmm.
Looks like it's still early days based on the info, but imagine the applications in a future where this kind of medical tech is perfected? Already scientists will be able to grow muscles from biopsy samples and test how drugs will react to the muscles... Custom-made drugs!
Deus Ex :)
May you live in interesting times
I wonder if this method can help people with muscular dystrophy.
That is what came to my mind, now we need to grow brain tissue to fight dementia and life expectancy will skyrocket.
That would be great for me and millions of people. :)
I do hope to get some artificial six packs in the near future.
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