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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    It appears to me that the muscle isnt actually turning into bone, rather it is destroyed by T-lymphocytes, and the failure to switch of the bodies mechanism of bone formation in the embryonic state.
    Yes, that's about what I knew before looking on the internet! Thus, I conclude that we do not yet know very much about it. Effectively, though, muscle is replaced by bone. The fact that the condition can emerge in the second decade indicates that some weird and wonderful genetic processes are occuring.

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    Yes, that's about what I knew before looking on the internet! Thus, I conclude that we do not yet know very much about it. Effectively, though, muscle is replaced by bone. The fact that the condition can emerge in the second decade indicates that some weird and wonderful genetic processes are occuring.

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    erm

    celebrity here!!
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    (Original post by Ben.S.)
    Yes, that's about what I knew before looking on the internet! Thus, I conclude that we do not yet know very much about it. Effectively, though, muscle is replaced by bone. The fact that the condition can emerge in the second decade indicates that some weird and wonderful genetic processes are occuring.

    Ben

    Yes, it is sort of disturbing. It's a shame that the worst diseases tend to be the most rare and so there is usually little done in the way of research and the quest for a cure. Have you heard of Progeria? It is a genetic disease characterised by 'knobbly' cell membranes and rapidly ageing cells, and sufferers have a very short lifespan, yet almost nothing is known about the causes of any potential treatments.
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    Yes, it is sort of disturbing. It's a shame that the worst diseases tend to be the most rare and so there is usually little done in the way of research and the quest for a cure. Have you heard of Progeria? It is a genetic disease characterised by 'knobbly' cell membranes and rapidly ageing cells, and sufferers have a very short lifespan, yet almost nothing is known about the causes of any potential treatments.
    Yes - you read the article in New Scientist also, I see. It is a shame that the whole process is so ruthlessly profit-driven.

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    erm

    celebrity here!!
    Can I have your autograph? (in the members list perhaps?)
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    Can I have your autograph? (in the members list perhaps?)
    here it is

    to infinity all the best from eric bischoff
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    Congrats eric, you deserve it
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    Congrats eric, you deserve it
    thank you
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    (Original post by Ben.S.)
    Yes, that's about what I knew before looking on the internet! Thus, I conclude that we do not yet know very much about it. Effectively, though, muscle is replaced by bone. The fact that the condition can emerge in the second decade indicates that some weird and wonderful genetic processes are occuring.

    Ben

    I read an article about girl with this; known as 'stonemans' disease, yes? It sounds absolutely horriffic. She was explaining that eventually she would have to choose whether to 'turn to stone' in a sitting or standing position. There are some very courageous people out there.
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    (Original post by eric bischoff)
    hi fi
    £100 gift vouchers
    dvds
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    wrestling figures


    and loads more.

    who missed me?
    i missed you, so what are you going to spend it on
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    i missed you, so what are you going to spend it on
    dont no yet!
 
 
 
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