The photos of his severed finger tip are pretty graphic. You can understand why doctors said he’d lost it for good.
Today though, you wouldn’t know it. Mr Spievak, who is 69 years old, shows off his finger, and it’s all there, tissue, nerves, nail, skin, even his finger print.
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 process he has been pioneering over the last few years involves scraping the cells from the lining of a pig’s bladder.
Full Story: BBC (includes videos)
(via The Agitator)