Thursday, May 1, 2008

The man who grew a finger

BBC NEWS | Health | The man who grew a finger:

"How? Well that's the truly remarkable part. It wasn't a transplant. Mr Spievak re-grew his finger tip. He used a powder - or pixie dust as he sometimes refers to it while telling his story.

Mr Speivak's brother Alan - who was working in the field of regenerative medicine - sent him the powder.

For ten days Mr Spievak put a little on his finger.

'The second time I put it on I already could see growth. Each day it was up further. Finally it closed up and was a finger.

'It took about four weeks before it was sealed.'

Now he says he has 'complete feeling, complete movement.'"