Sadly, science is not mere years away from creating a healing factor, unlike something a certain editor who shall remain nameless implied in his article suggestions, thus getting a certain writer really excited for the idea that soon we can jump off buildings and light ourselves on fire without consequence, only to discover it’s an article about frickin’ bunnies.
Still, what they did to the bunnies was kinda neat.
Essentially, the rabbits lost a joint. No, as in bones. The scientists at the University of Columbia implanted what basically amounted to scaffolds in the joints, covered with a growth protein factor. The rabbit’s own cells did the rest, sticking to the scaffold and growing in until the adorable little bunny had a new, perfectly working joint, and it could even walk around the entire time while this was happening. Daaaawwww.
Human testing is still years away, unfortunately, so jumping off of the Empire State Building and then just spontaneously healing is still decades away. No word on adamantium claws, carbonadium tentacles, or any interest from Canadian weapons projects.
[ via DVice ]