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beowulf10
04-28-2014, 09:32 AM
This is cool:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140427185157.htm

The first example of living human cartilage grown on a laboratory chip has been created by scientists. The researchers ultimately aim to use their innovative 3-D printing approach to create replacement cartilage for patients with osteoarthritis or soldiers with battlefield injuries. Osteoarthritis is marked by a gradual disintegration of cartilage, a flexible tissue that provides padding where bones come together in a joint. Causing severe pain and loss of mobility in joints such as knees and fingers, osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of physical disability in the United States.

anonymous
04-28-2014, 11:05 AM
Bumping, we need more science stuff posted in here.

leafs43
04-28-2014, 11:12 AM
In 20 years we'll be able to grow fully functioning body parts for transplantation.


Must get rich so I can live to 200 years old.

JTeK
04-28-2014, 11:15 AM
This is pretty interesting. Hopefully the misc will live on Elysium.

InstantLoser
04-28-2014, 11:21 AM
This is pretty interesting. Hopefully the misc will live on Elysium.

Until Matt Damon and his ilk break in and destroy everything... you know.. because they "want it".