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Comment 11 by I Deny :

What about Stem Cells and FMRI?

Still waiting on Stem Cells research for a major therapeutic breakthrough available to all. A couple of trials are running now for macular degeneration, but could still be years. It's pretty crude - just inject some cells in the part of the body that's lacking and see what happens. Maybe they'll grow the missing part back or maybe they won't. We'll see. I hope we do get a breakthough there.

Yep, fMRI is a great diagnostic tool. We can see what part of the brain lights up when we think about stuff, but has it led us any closer to cracking the 'hard problem' of consciousness?

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:11:52 UTC | #880339