Time to start doing it like a rabbit
Somewhere in the depths of Wake Forest, something is stirring. For once, it’s a really happy bunny. For some reason, rabbits have been appointed the title of “species of greatest sexual prowess”. When we say, “breed like bunnies”, we recognize the reality long known by farmers. When it comes to filling a field with an eating machine, there’s nothing so productive as a couple of bunnies. They enjoy frequent sex and are healthily fertile. That being so, the boffins of Wake Forest University’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine, have been playing a cruel game with their laboratory rabbits. They have been sexually disabling them and then trying to rebuild the damaged organs. Imagine a long line of strong and lusty bunnies, specially bred for use in laboratories. These white-coated fiends then take scalpels to their penises and render them impotent. Just one slash and sexual desire is abruptly terminated. The reason for this vicious assault? Every year, men with growths in their prostate go under the knife. Regardless whether this is benign or cancerous, the growth must be removed. Once a surgeon cuts through muscles in “that” part of the body, they do not simply grow back. The men may live longer but they live without sexual ability.
You may have seen documentaries about the new science of regeneration. Scientists are now developing the art of growing new organs for implantation into humans. In fact, Wake Forest is in the forefront of this work and has already a program to grow bladders for human implantation. They are now experimenting to see whether the same technique may produce the smooth muscle walls of arteries. An erection is formed when the arteries dilate and allow more blood into the penis. If there is no dilation, there is no erection. There are several possible causes from surgery to the damage resulting from diabetes. The researchers harvest endothelial cells from the muscles and seed the cell culture in a bath of nutrients. As new tissue is formed, it is shaped over a scaffold. Repeated tests prove that muscles, nerve endings and arterial walls can be created and implanted into the castrated bunnies. In 85% of cases, the bunnies then resumed full sexual activity.
Why should we care? As it stands, the current level of technology cannot repair damage to the human penis. The use of cialis can slow the loss of function, but there comes a point when no drug can bridge the gap, i.e. the level of damage is too great. When this happens, the man has no choice but to accept impotence. This consequence deters many men from accepting prostate surgery. They prefer to risk dying from cancer rather than loss of sexual activity. In men over the age of seventy, this is not unreasonable. They are likely to die of natural causes before the cancer gets them. But younger men are gambling with their lives. If this technique can rebuild damaged arterial walls, sexual activity may be restored in many different cases. This is a good justification for continuing with this research. Until the work is proven safe, the best you can do is buy cialis – the best of the drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, no matter what the cause.