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   Scientists find a way to create new brain cells from...eww, that's just gross

10 Dec 2012 10:02 AM   |   14195 clicks   |   Nature
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colinspooky    [TotalFark]  
clever, I say

10 Dec 2012 02:59 AM
make me some tea    [TotalFark]  
That's neat!

10 Dec 2012 03:06 AM
markie_farkie    [TotalFark]  
I'm drinking my way to more brain cells right now!!

10 Dec 2012 03:19 AM
kid_icarus     
What a pee-brain

10 Dec 2012 08:02 AM
Snarfangel     
Urineuron?

10 Dec 2012 08:58 AM
HulkHands    [TotalFark]  
Where do you think the term piss-for-brains comes from?

10 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  
Approves:

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10 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
cgraves67     
I really am thinking with my dick!

10 Dec 2012 10:03 AM
huntercr     
They are seeking funding for Phase 2 of the project: Sh*** for Brains

10 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
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Nnnyyyesss - I believe this is a cunning ploy instigated by the light beer industry.

10 Dec 2012 10:08 AM
vodka     
Just hope they don't mix up your cells with some parasite's cells then implant that into your brain. This must be the origin of Brain Slugs.

10 Dec 2012 10:12 AM
ruleux     
I have been told my whole life I was pissin my brain away. Now I have scientific proof.

10 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Englebert Slaptyback    [TotalFark]  

eww, that's just gross


Why is that gross? Urine denial.

10 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Jesus Burnt My Hotdog     
This could be a great result. Imagine a wee machine connected to the hampton that processed your pish as you drank and then installed shiny new brain cells into the places where the alcohol had destroyed them.

Science is awesome.

10 Dec 2012 10:14 AM
Carn     
So you drink the beer, it goes up in your brain and makes you happy, but it's not allowed to stay very long so it takes its new friends the brain cells with it when you pee it out.

10 Dec 2012 10:14 AM
garkola     
So - did that only work with rats, or did they take human urine, make neurons, then inject them into rats? The article is ambiguous.

10 Dec 2012 10:15 AM
WTP 2     
i would rather think the zombies were going to eat my brains than this

10 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
TheGogmagog     

Carn: So you drink the beer, it goes up in your brain and makes you happy, but it's not allowed to stay very long so it takes its new friends the brain cells with it when you pee it out.


Came to propose this hypothesis..
Who knew pissing away brain cells was literal .

10 Dec 2012 10:20 AM
sinanju     
It does explain the Politics tab, though.

10 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
RedVentrue     
It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?

10 Dec 2012 10:24 AM
lack of warmth     
Still less gross than Romans using urine for dry cleaning. Only because it meant the whole society wore urine dry cleaned garments.

10 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

RedVentrue: It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?


FETAE
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10 Dec 2012 10:28 AM
Onkel Buck     
They finally found something worth a squirt of piss

10 Dec 2012 10:30 AM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere     
Well, ain't that a pisser?

10 Dec 2012 10:30 AM
WTP 2     
pee brain not pea brain

10 Dec 2012 10:31 AM
Trucker     
Oh don't get all pissy about it, subby.

10 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
dj_spanmaster    [TotalFark]  
If I'm brain damaged and you can replace huge swaths of damaged neurons, I really won't care where they came from.

10 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
dalovindj     
[chumba wumba]

Pissing the ni-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ight away!!!!

[/chumba wumba]

10 Dec 2012 10:40 AM
RedVentrue     

Jon iz teh kewl: RedVentrue: It's a hell of a lot better than killing fetuses.
Feta?
Fetii ?

FETAE
[www.gaganisbros.com.au image 418x306]


Thank you!!!

You saved my grammar!

10 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
id10ts    [TotalFark]  
So, our brains signals would be transmitted via Urons?

10 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
tolallorti     
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Ahead of his time.

10 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
BenJammin     
Proof that heavy drinkers are pissing their brains away.

10 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
metallion     
That would explain my daughter's boyfriend...

actually, calling him piss for brains insults perfectly good piss...

10 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
LavenderWolf     

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: This could be a great result. Imagine a wee machine connected to the hampton that processed your pish as you drank and then installed shiny new brain cells into the places where the alcohol had destroyed them.

Science is awesome.


Did you say "pish?"

You're drunk!

10 Dec 2012 10:56 AM
trappedspirit     
Exactly. They are taking a Urine cell and turning it into a brain cell. That's what is going on there.

10 Dec 2012 11:11 AM
Great Name For A Band     
That's some whiz-bang science.

10 Dec 2012 11:12 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     
Scienticians are just working on the "shiat-for-brains" hypothesis

10 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
rogue49     
for some reason, they just are plain pissy...

10 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
BlackMtnMan     
Gee whizz.

10 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
ghostwind     
What a piss-poor idea!

10 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
StoPPeRmobile     
Huge brain.
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10 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Millennium     
So is this how Zeus reconstituted himself after the Danae incident?

10 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
germ78    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: Approves:

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More like the most smartest person in the world.

/also came for piss-for-brains
//leaving satisfied

10 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
stuffy     
Pissing on her head.
It's not just for kicks anymore.

10 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
LazarusLong42     
The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??

10 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
Englebert Slaptyback    [TotalFark]  

LazarusLong42


The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??


Since 'pei' is pronounced 'pay', I'm surprised anyone mentioned it.

10 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Jument     
Wait... if pee contains cells then those cells could be infected with a virus, right? Then why does everyone seem to say that urine is sterile?

10 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
metallion     
Looks like Costner was onto something in Waterworld...

10 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
rwfan     

Englebert Slaptyback: LazarusLong42

The lead researcher (i.e. last author):

Stem-cell biologist Duanqing Pei

is named "Pei." I'm seriously the first to mention this??


Since 'pei' is pronounced 'pay', I'm surprised anyone mentioned it.


I think Laz is making a comment about the commercialization of science. As in "We just figured out how to turn piss into brains now we're gonna git Pei(d)"

10 Dec 2012 12:45 PM
Andric     

StoPPeRmobile: Huge brain.
[farm3.static.flickr.com image 333x500]


What in god's name is that?

10 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
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