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Old August 4 2013, 04:39 AM   #73
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Re: First details of nuKhan prequel comic

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Magic Blood's ability to heal. Presumably it doesn't work on every mortal wound. If someone had severe damage to an integral organ, I imagine there's nothing it could do.
I finally had that conversation with the work colleague's partner who recently had experimental blood serum therapy. She was one of six people in the world in a new clinical trial. 300 mls of her own blood was reduced to about 13 mls of blood serum, and injected into a chronically troublesome tendon in her foot. The serum has stimulated the tendon to repair itself in a matter of weeks, when several years of attempts to let nature heal it had failed to make any difference.

Similar amazing results are being explored using donated blood platelets and stem cells from foetal umibilical cords.

"Magic Blood" in the early 21st Century.

There's a difference in using something from your own body to cure something and having someone else's blood to cure, not a chronic condition in the same body, but a wasting disease in a child, bringing a dead tribble back to life as well as curing someone of radiation sickness. Having Khan's blood do one of those things would be amazing enough. Doing all three makes you wonder what it cannot do. Regenerating brain tissue may be beyond it's capability or perhaps Marla had simply lost too much for the blood to repair. She might have even been the first person that the eels attacked or was away from the other colonists for some reason. Perhaps Khan was the only one what would have even considered saving her. The rest of Khan's people may have considered her weak and expendable and the eels simply provided a means to get rid of her without bringing down the Wrath of Khan upon themselves.
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