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the potential is stunning, part two

Stem cells are designated the Godfathers of all cells: they can give rise to duplicates of themselves. Like cancer stem cells, for example. Like stem cells that build embryos. Which we all once were.

I made a brief ref below to "glue" cells. These are 'glial' cells that serve as memory enablers and these cells surround the gap between one brain cell and the next, all the "synapse" areas. And there are one million billion of them in each of our brains. Synapses, that is.

There's the concept of "pathway memories."

A memory is stored in a pathway. Constructive memory, destructive memory.

Aha. Change the pathway at the molecular level and you change the memory. Or, erase it.

What makes it all possible is the idea of programmed cell suicide. Vacuum up the molecules that are inducing this kind of suicide, the cell won't trigger to that. Multiply by one million billion, no brain cell death from internal causes.

Upon Further Review...... XD

It would make the Ten-Gallon Hat of Texas fame look like a microscopically small thimble :P Talk about having a big head.

But you don't need to program all cell junctions to die. Just the ones that threaten your life on a macro level.


Keeping all the ones that help you make Cassandra live on the stage or help Silverplate dance or enable healing from auto accidents or new poems to be written or new term papers to grow and be polished.

Them guys.

All the creative potentials that are thrilling, that reach out, that help create kisses like this, and the photographic artist here, whose heart is right there with them as well.

All the cells that build bridges completely across time.

Enough neuropsychiatric molecular physiology class. Off to catch Karina's new nightclub group.

Bridge, bridge.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 19th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
You know I dig neuropsychiatry. This is fascinating new research.

May you hang onto all the cells that make you dance, Brad. That bring you life, peace, happiness and joy. And excise the ones that don't. This I want for you more than anything.

Love is the bridge across forever.

Nov. 21st, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)

we found quite a few bridges there, didn't we <3
Dec. 1st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Even though I know you're not reading this for a long time or maybe never: your last line reminds me of Richard Bach's book "One", which is about exactly the same thing.....:)
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
That bridge is rather surprisingly indestructible.

I mean, the thing got totally fucking dynamited. I'm sure there were weapons of mass destruction involved; declaring war on whoever did it would be justified. I have never seen such destruction rain from the heavens. Nukes -- wouldn't be surprised. SCUD missiles for sure. Dresden had nothing on this.

Whaddaya know, it's still there. :)

Edited at 2008-12-11 06:30 am (UTC)
Dec. 11th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Indestructibility surprises me not one bit. The Dutch know a thing or two about architecture lol
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yep. It's pretty amazing.

*ginormous hugs*
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