Pixie Dust?

May 20th, 2008

From the BBC.

I don’t think it’s pixie dust persay, but it is something special. It will be an amazing day when we discover the secrets of tissue regeneration.

And, some basic info from HowStuffWorks.

Thanks for the story, Ted!

4 Responses to “Pixie Dust?”

  1. Aaron Abernethy on May 21, 2008 7:43 am

    Your buds over at the Skeptics Guide already had their way with this story, deciding that it was mostly baloney. It seems that the length of finger the guy lost was overstated by many news outlets, and the actual amount of healing would not be outside the realms of what could be reasonably expected biologically.

  2. Bart Dorsey on May 21, 2008 2:15 pm

    Yeah, I was just going to post that the Skeptics Guide already ripped this apart on a recent show.. but don’t feel bad, I was completely fooled by the news story until I heard the Skeptics Guide myself… It just proves that sometimes I’m not as skeptical as I’d like to imagine I am.

  3. Chris Hanson on May 22, 2008 9:56 pm

    Where did the Skeptics Guide discuss this story? A lay overview of the work being done on regenerative medicine at University of Pittsburgh was presented at TED by one of the researchers, and this story isn’t out of line with that.

  4. Aaron Abernethy on May 28, 2008 7:15 am

    SGU 5×5 Episode 18. Its not the main podcast, just a weekly 5 minute one they also do.

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