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Japan carries out world's first iPS stem cell implant surgery

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This is pretty amazing stuff. AMD affects a lot of people... it would be great if this kind of thing could work.

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This is a great achievement! Congrats Japan, lead the way in stem cell surgery! Like farmboy said, if this kind of thing works it will be greatly beneficial to humanity

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This is a big first step for us.

Thanks to effort of scientists like this, we can receive qualified surgery.

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I really hope this works!

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Wow, that was fast. I remember it was about a year ago I posted a comment wishing luck to Japan on JT on this topic. Well again good luck Japan my father needs this.

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Yeah, it is a major breakthrough if it works. Let's also hope it is true, shall we?

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This is great news!

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I hope they can use this technology for teeth too!

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Great achievement! I really hope the results of these come out well and is the start of more help for those with rare seemingly incurable diseases. I once saw a special on how this research could help those with diseases like FOP (fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva) where the muscles turn into bone.

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Fantastic pioneering science. Love it!

@Tina, teeth don't have cells, but I understand what you mean, however, this may make you smile, search engine this:

Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER)

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UK9393, thank you for the link. It's great news and let's wait for three years. (I didn't know teeth did't have cells)

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The future is upon us

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A commendable medical achievement which should go a long way in helping the needy patients around the world with 21st century medical treatment! Congrats to all behind the discovery and successful implant!

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I hope this will work well. And I hope they will find the way to make the treatment cheaper so that it will be done in all over the world soon.

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I hope this doesn't turn out to be fake like last time.

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