Friday, 14 August 2009

Super-spleen

I've read this week that the spleen has been identified as a repository of monocytes - immune cells responsible for repairing damaged tissue (assuming that my very limited and brief understanding of the article is accurate). I deduce from this that part of Wolverine's mutant abilities is a hyperactive spleen.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - He may have more than one.
PPS - Wouldn't it be frustrating to attempt surgery on someone who heals that quickly?

3 comments:

littlemissrandom said...

Shane on Home & Away died because of an apparently innocuous infection he got a few months after he was in a motorbike accident and they had to remove his spleen.

John said...

Ah, fictional characters. Is there anything they can't teach us?

littlemissrandom said...

And people bag out Australian soap operas...