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Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
by Altercator
A STEM cell therapy offering “natural” breast enlargement is to be made available to British women for the first time.

The treatment could boost cup size while reducing stomach fat. It involves extracting stem cells from spare fat on the stomach or thighs and growing them in a woman’s breasts. An increase of one cup size is likely, with the potential for larger gains as the technique improves.


Further proof that science truly cares

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:53 pm UTC
by wst
My jaw dropped and did not move back up.

I'm surprised they didn't think to put them in Penii as well... not that I need it :P

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:26 pm UTC
by psyck0
I don't want a fat penis.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:38 pm UTC
by Chfan
Ugh. Who cares?

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
by Nemiro
The media? Plastic surgeons? Insecure people? People who want larger breasts without the unnatural appearance common with silicon/saline?

Nah, no one. :wink:

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
by Chfan
I mean, why are big breasts so important to society? I'm tired of people getting procedures done that only serves to alienate them from their true beauty. (Okay, I admit that sounds really cheesy, but it drives me up the wall.)

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:55 pm UTC
by wst
It *will* be quite difficult for them to actually make them not look like beachballs, again...

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
by TheStranger
Well that is one sure way to get the ban on research lifted... though if it could be shown to increase the size of a man's man... the ban would be lifted and millions in federal dollars would be poured in.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
by Osha
Chfan wrote:I mean, why are big breasts so important to society? I'm tired of people getting procedures done that only serves to alienate them from their true beauty. (Okay, I admit that sounds really cheesy, but it drives me up the wall.)
For one thing, It might be important for women who have had cancerous lumps taken out of their breast. Anyway, it's their decision and their money so I say why the heck not?

And someone please remind me why I always read the comments on articles when they invariably contain gems such as this:
Sounds great, where can I get the wife signed up?
*sigh*

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
by Shivahn
Osha wrote:And someone please remind me why I always read the comments on articles when they invariably contain gems such as this:
Sounds great, where can I get the wife signed up?
*sigh*


Because you, Osha, are a masochist.

Or you're like me, and expect intelligent debate from what appears to be an internet full of drunk teenagers.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
by The Reaper
Osha wrote:And someone please remind me why I always read the comments on articles when they invariably contain gems such as this:
Sounds great, where can I get the wife signed up?
*sigh*

It's your misplaced faith in the good of humanity.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:24 am UTC
by Chfan
I can understand it being used for medical purposes, but most cases will be simply because they've been pressured by a still very male-centric culture to look the best they possibly, physically can without a thought of what actually matters.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:44 am UTC
by psyck0
If they don't feel pressured, who cares? It's like protecting someone from something they don't want to be protected from. Bugger off and let them do what they want with themselves.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:48 am UTC
by Chfan
That's not what I mean- I mean that society does cultivate an air of pressure for this sort of thing, somewhat indirectly.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:22 am UTC
by Belial
Chfan wrote:I can understand it being used for medical purposes, but most cases will be simply because they've been pressured by a still very male-centric culture to look the best they possibly, physically can without a thought of what actually matters.


That is definitely the dark side of it.

The bright side is another step towards people being able to customize their bodies through their own agency.

I am pretty okay with that.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:32 am UTC
by Chfan
I suppose, but still, with the ability to make yourself look perfect those who choose not to will...well, Gattaca. That's really all I can contribute.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:44 am UTC
by Delass
Im Ok with it. If people want to change them, thats what they want to do, and i have no right or business to encourage or discourage it. Its just like a haircut, tattoo, piercing, or clothing choice. Why should I even care? Its not like this could cause any serious danger.

As for looking perfect, the perfect breast size is subjective, so I don't see how thats possible.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:51 am UTC
by Gelsamel
This will only make mune pettan girls even more amazingly awesome.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:17 am UTC
by el_loco_avs
TheStranger wrote:Though if it could be shown to increase the size of a man's man... the ban would be stripped and millions in federal dollars would be thrusted in.




fixed.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:16 pm UTC
by JBJ
I can't believe I'm going there but....

Any chance of this being merged with this research?
Stem cells from testes

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:52 am UTC
by '; DROP DATABASE;--
wst wrote:My jaw dropped and did not move back up.

I'm surprised they didn't think to put them in Penii as well... not that I need it :P
You will though if everyone else gets it. Being 8 inches just wouldn't be as cool when it's suddenly below average.

Chfan wrote:I mean, why are big breasts so important to society? I'm tired of people getting procedures done that only serves to alienate them from their true beauty. (Okay, I admit that sounds really cheesy, but it drives me up the wall.)
Agreed. Proportional breasts FTW. Beach balls on a flagpole aren't sexy. >_>

I like the idea though, for two reasons:
1) "Stem cells can be used to give people bigger boobs" might help to change the minds of people who think it's pure evil.
2) Body customization is fucking cool. I'd love to be able to "create a player" in real life.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:15 am UTC
by lesliesage
I just got back from a conference of the British Microcirculaiton Society on progenitor (stem) cells, and the keynote speaker gave a great talk in which he held up a British newspaper reporting this story, saying, "this came out this morning; I didn't have time to make a slide..." and then he read us the funny parts. But as for the research, everyone was pretty much like, "uugh, pathetic scientists are pathetic."

Edit: almost forgot. While at the conference, I ate some cherry taffy.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:24 am UTC
by Moo
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:1) "Stem cells can be used to give people bigger boobs" might help to change the minds of people who think it's pure evil.
I am not sure how this will supposedly happen - if I'm not mistaken the objection to stem cells research is mostly that they are taken from grown embryos, thus potentially creating and destroying life at will. So how will using that (possible) life for cosmetic gain change someone like that's mind?

For the record, I am not against stem cell research as a concept (if we can find a viable more ethical way of getting them), and good luck to people who can be happier as a result.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:40 am UTC
by lesliesage
1) Stem cells can also be derived from adults, e.g. from bone marrow. Adult and embryonic stem cells have different strengths and weaknesses as potential therapeutics.
2) First of all, embryos are not currently created for the sake of research. They use leftovers from IVF that are going in the trash anyway, which is why the research community is kind of baffled by the objection to stem cells but not IVF, if you really have moral concerns for lumps of cells while the world teems with creatures (like kittens!) capable of suffering. IVF creates babies. Research saves/improves lives. Seems like a win-win to the people who do not consider an embryo to be a living human; n.b. you can't freeze a human and thaw it out later.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:49 am UTC
by Moo
I really don't see why you need bring the debate of whether an embryo is a life up here. I was quite careful to try and make my point without going there. See qualifiers like "potential" and "possibly". I was mostly stating that those concerns and viewpoints do exist, and communicating my genuine lack of understanding why such concerns, for those who might hold them, would in Drop Database's opinion somehow be changed by using them for breast augmentation.

However foreseeing people might read it as me objecting to the concept described in the article I stated my position. In hypotheticals.


EDIT: Nice edit after my post, but I maintain that the ethics lecture is uncalled for.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:07 am UTC
by lesliesage
I noted your hypotheticals, and I wasn't yelling at you, but if you're going to bring up the morality of stem cell research, I think I'm allowed to respond with information and editorial. To talk about "destroying life at will," potentially or otherwise, and the ethics of acquiring embryos (the details of which you had patently wrong) seems like you wanted to talk about it, because obviously Database was kidding. "Har har, saving lives isn't as worthwhile as big boobs..." And you took him seriously by playing devil's advocate for the dethklok objections.

Edit: You're going to get banned if you don't follow the rules. http://echochamber.me/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=37304

Eh, you shouldn't post before I get the chance to edit. Also, "called for?" What is "called for?" Find me a post that is "called for." This is "have an opinion" world. Not "avoid giving Moo excess information" world. I'm all about ethics lectures. If you're not opposed to stem cells, then I'm obviously not talking to you, and you can feel free to ignore it.

AND another thing. Using stem cells for boobs is about ethics. It's about talented minds and limited dollars going toward boob fetishes and profits instead of therapeutic research, and it disgusts me. This is the ethical problem.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
by Sockmonkey
lesliesage wrote:Using stem cells for boobs is about ethics. It's about talented minds and limited dollars going toward boob fetishes and profits instead of therapeutic research, and it disgusts me. This is the ethical problem.


Unfortunately it's often the case that devoting resources to frivilous things is the only way to get the funding for important things. Creating safer implants for the flat-chested rich may be distasteful but things like that may be the only way for stem cell research to really advance.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:22 am UTC
by Indon
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:1) "Stem cells can be used to give people bigger boobs" might help to change the minds of people who think it's pure evil.


I agree, if by 'change the minds of' you mean 'distract with breasts'.

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:19 am UTC
by '; DROP DATABASE;--
Moo wrote:
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:1) "Stem cells can be used to give people bigger boobs" might help to change the minds of people who think it's pure evil.
I am not sure how this will supposedly happen - if I'm not mistaken the objection to stem cells research is mostly that they are taken from grown embryos, thus potentially creating and destroying life at will. So how will using that (possible) life for cosmetic gain change someone like that's mind?

For the record, I am not against stem cell research as a concept (if we can find a viable more ethical way of getting them), and good luck to people who can be happier as a result.
People are stupid. "Hurr, big boobs = good."

Re: Stem cells to grow bigger breasts

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:37 am UTC
by MrGee
JBJ wrote:I can't believe I'm going there but....

Any chance of this being merged with this research?
Stem cells from testes


You mean chesticles? Is the world truly ready?