Friday, April 25, 2008

Rearming America

The military's plan to regrow body parts

"The regeneration of lost body parts has just moved from science fiction to U.S. military policy.
Yesterday the Department of Defense announced the creation of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, which will go by the happy acronym AFIRM. According to DOD's news service, AFIRM will "harness stem cell research and technology … to reconstruct new skin, muscles and tendons, and even ears, noses and fingers." The government is budgeting $250 million in public and private money for the project's first five years. NIH and three universities will be on the team."

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous One,I wonder if they can regenerate their fucken brains while they are at it?This place is off the chain if you hadn't noticed,up is down,good is evil,night is day.Most of this country is caught in a dream state that it can't snap out of,I would have to compaire it to hypnosis on a grand scale.This is looking a lot like Germany 1939,just keep moving,nothing here to see,later.

25/4/08 9:07 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

It's more and more hallucinagenic every stinking day, I never know what we're going to wake up to next, if we truly are waking up.

25/4/08 10:34 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Well c'mon guys, this is a good thing. I wish the military wasn't involved in it, but still, physical regeneration is one of the promises of stem cell research.

Maybe something good will come out of this war after all.

25/4/08 3:07 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Well abi, I admire your positive spin on this as a possible development that could help people, say with some degenerative disease or something.
But as you mention the military is involved which means the project ultimately is about the power of the state rather than enrichment of lives. It's a way to help justify what they're doing to those broken bodies in the first place, and could even be some form of psy op to mollify resistance to murderous policy.

25/4/08 5:53 PM  

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