Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

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Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

Postby Marie5656 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:34 am

I would love to know who is funding this one....


Scientists to analyse Ozzy Osbourne's genome to find out why he is still alive
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:51 PM on 16th June 2010


Ozzy Osbourne leads baseball fans in a Guinness World Record-holding longest and loudest scream last week
He has spent much of his adult live either on drugs, drunk, or both.
Now scientists are going to analyse Ozzy Osbourne’s body to see how he has managed to survive for so long.
US company Knome are going to run a full analysis on the ex-Black Sabbath frontman’s genome to find out why some people can live a life of extreme excess while others can not.

‘Sequencing and analysing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value,’ Nathan Pearson, director of research at Knome, said.
Now sober for the past eight years, Osbourne has recently described himself as a ‘medical miracle’.
Before he reformed the Prince of Darkness survived decades of substance abuse and was once committed to a mental institution.
He famously bit the head off a bat while drunk on stage and had to have rabies jabs afterwards.
He has a genetic disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease and once broke his neck in a quad bike accident.
He recently told the Mail that he is still addicted to prescription drugs
Osbourne said: 'Every time I have a medical, they say, "There is nothing wrong with you", and they are shaking their heads as they do it.'
He added: 'Mind you, I tell my kids that they have to be careful nonetheless. I don't want them thinking they can do whatever because they've got some Osbourne gene that makes them superhuman.
'I know that it could change like that. 'I could have one cigarette now and be back on heroin by the end of the week.'
The first full genome was sequenced in 2003 after 13 years of work. Analysing a genome takes three months and costs about £27,000.



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Re: Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

Postby MADNOTBAD » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:33 pm

While they are there, they could do Kieth Richards as well. I had the fortune of meeting him two years ago, albiet very fleeting, and I thought the grim reaper had come for me.
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Re: Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

Postby sledge » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:52 pm

Yep Ozzy likes to party hard. I would like to know why he is still alive? one for The Great mysterious of the world TV show :scratch:
someone called Leonard Nimoy?
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Re: Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

Postby Brian » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:57 pm

Are we absolutely sure Ozzy is alive? If anybody had the potential to be an undead zombie, I'm sure it'd be him. :)
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Re: Scientists to Study Ozzy's blood...why is he not dead yet?

Postby sledge » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 pm

Brian wrote:Are we absolutely sure Ozzy is alive? If anybody had the potential to be an undead zombie, I'm sure it'd be him. :)

Yep :rofl2:
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