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Page 1-4 POST-GAZETTE,;OCCOBER 25, 2013 /. LO SAPEVATE CHE ... II sogno di trovare 'pezzi di ricambio' per il corpo umano, inseguito da diversi ricercatori in tutto il mondo, ori in tutto il mondo comincia a diventare sempre piu' una realta,' almeno per le 'parti esterne'! Dopo l'orecchio impiantato lo scorso anno a Baltimora, e' ora il turno di un naso, simile all'originale perso, e realizzato all'University College di Londra. Ad accomunare gli elementi e' l'incubatrice usata per far sviluppare le parti del corpo: l'avambraccio. II nuovo naso, che servira' per sostituire quello perso da un man- ager di 56 anni, e' stato fatto crescere in un modello di vetro spruzzato di un materiale sintetico che ha creato una 'impalcatura' per le staminali prelevate dal midollo osseo del paziente. Mentre in un bioreattore le cellule davano vita alla cartilagine del naso i medici del team, guidati da Alex Seifalian, come riferito dal programma 'Focus' della BBC, hanno creato uno spazio all'interno del braccio del paziente, per un palloncino. Dopo circa due mesi il naso e' stato piazzato al posto del palloncino, ed ora sta sviluppando nervi e capillari, oltre a ricoprirsi di pelle. Un altro mese ancora, ha spiegato il ricercatore, e sara' provato per l'impianto. II naso sara' esattamente uguale a quello perso dal paziente; quello originale anzi era un po' storto, ed "abbiamo chiesto al paziente," ha detto Sefailan,: se Io voleva piu' diritto'; il paziente rispose 'no'. Per sicurezza, ha detto il dottor Seifalian, ne abbiamo fatti due, nel caso uno cadesse per sbagliol II trapianto con le staminali e' nato da studi italiani circa 20 anni prima. DID YOU KNOW THAT ... The dream of finding spare parts for the human body, a pursuit by many researchers all over the world, is already becoming a reality, at least for the 'outside' parts! After the implantation of a human ear in Baltimore last year (2012), now a nose, similar to the original lost to cancer, which has been created at the London's University College. In order to bring together all the elements they used an 'incubator,' to grow body parts: the forearm. The new nose, which will replace the lost one by a 56-year-old manager, has been growing on a glass-model, sprayed with synthetic material that has created 'scaffolding' for the stem cells extracted from the patient's bone marrow. While in a bioreactor, the cells were developing the nose's cartilage, the team of doctors led by Alex Seifalian, as learned from the show 'Focus,' of the BBC, fashioned an area inside the patient's arm for a balloon. About two months later, the nose was placed on the balloon's place and is now develop- ing nerves and capillaries, in addition of also developing skin. One more month, as explained by the leading researcher, and the nose will be ready for the transplanta- tion. The new nose will look exactly as the lost, the origi- nal, which was a little crooked, and ... "we asked the patient", said Seifalian, "if he wanted it a little more straight," the patient answered "no'! To be safer, doctor Seifalian added, the team produced another nose, in case one fell off, by mistake! The transplantation using stem cells was pioneered in Italy, about 20 years earlier. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices On Sale Now! THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) livered the so-called "Speech" TV commercial for Goldwater and woke up America as only he could. The speech was called "a Time for Choosing" as Reagan warned that we must stand up for the founding principles of America or "sentence our children to one thousand years of dark- ness." I was 16 years old at the time and still very much a Democrat supporting the broad-based party that rep- resented my values well. I was a Kennedy-Johnson- Humphrey Democrat as was my father, but what Reagan said resonated with me when he talked about our constitutional republic and the need to guard our repub- lic from government forget- ting our political roots and all that our forebearers fought for during the American Revolution. By 1968, I was still a Democrat but hardly a liberal, my candidate that year was Bobby Kennedy. I was too young to vote still, but after Sirhan Sirhan killed Kennedy in that hotel kitchen, I went with Hubert Humphrey. Nixon won and liberal Democrats supporters of U.S. Senator George McGovern took control of the party apparatus and the once diverse Democratic Party became a narrow liberal party and President Nixon won 49 states in a landslide over McGovern. Rather than see the results as a sign to broaden the party base, the McGovernite wing went further left. Here we are in 2013 and the Obamacrats are now in charge and just as ideologi- cal as those old McGovern- ites. I am still a Democrat because the Republicans always seem to be their own worst enemies. The Republicans are kill- ing themselves as establish- ment types take on the Tea Party Republicans and the only winners are liberal Democrats watching things and laughing away. Mass? Fughetabouitt During the shutdown, fed- eral closure threatened to bar priests not on active duty from conducting services on military installations or from ministering on base and they also risked being arrested if they attempted to do so. Rev. Ray Leonard report- edly was not allowed recently to celebrate Mass at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, a military base in Georgia where the priest serves. A sign stating "Shut- down: No Catholic service till further notice" was posted on the chapel door. As Representative Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas said, "It is completely irresponsible for the president to turn his back on every American's First Amendment rights by furloughing military con- tract clergy." Liberals Remain Out to Lunch on Democracy Many liberals are tarring the reputations of many in Washington for trying to con- trol our government from getting more and more cen- tral control of our lives. One liberal commentator com- pared today's fight over the federal budget and Obamacare to the breakout of the Civil War. Listening to these folks you would be- lieve that those opposed to continually raising the debt ceiling to feed our spending habits would have owned slaves back in pre-Civil War America. I guess liberals must also believe that those veterans upset over barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washing- ton, DC would have worn Confederate grey too. Fight- ing Obamacare and the end- less spending urges up on Capitol Hill does not make anyone a radical anything. This is not a racist re-make of the Civil War. Thank God for Talk Radio I like listening to talk ra- dio and watching Fox so that I get all the news and not just the spin from the liberal fil- ters in the mainstream media or at CNN and MSNBC. When I flip through the cable clicker and spot and catch Chris Matthews throwing a softball to a liberal guess or hear Rev. Al Sharpton talk ethics on his show, I want to puke. Regardless of what many believe, conservatives aren't evil or nasty or anything bad. Neither are liberals. How- ever, both groups have wing-nuts, but wing-nuts only represent themselves. There is or at least should be a debate on the limits of government when it comes to health care or spying. Limits that many liberals appear to have forgotten. Today, thanks to the ex- tremes in the Democratic Party, to support limits on government makes you an anarchist or worse. Quote to Note There are basically two types of people in the world, those who accomplish things and those who claim to have accomplished things. 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