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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Hydrogel - The new EPO

I am always intrigued by advances in science and how they may relate cycling. As we all know, there are limits of what the body can withstand before it breaks down. If we can regenerate muscle and recover at a faster rate, we can obviously go faster longer.

With this in mind, I found an article on stem cell research intriguing. These guys are working on using stem cells to regenerate organs in older people. They are developing a "Hydrogel" as a carrier for the stems cells.

Lab Notes: Research from the Berkeley College of Engineering: "'The hydrogel acts like a protective vehicle for the stem cells,' Conboy says. 'So for a couple of days, the stem cells are contained in an optimal environment for growth and hopefully they'll regenerate even diseased or old muscle.'"
Redlight, can you bust me out a prescription for some hydrogel? I'd like the generic so that I don't have to pay so much.

Snail Dik


At November 02, 2005 11:53 AM, Blogger Redlight said...

Why is it that most questions to me in my daily life are always followed by "can it be cheaper, generic, skipped altogether, done for free????"

Dude, Hydrogel. You want it, you pay for it, I write a prescription. It's that simple.

At November 03, 2005 3:59 PM, Blogger Dirt - LPBME said...

Schweeeeet! I'm gonna rock like Ahnold did back in '82!


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