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  • April 16, 2014
    Doctors at the University of Edinburgh have just received the go-ahead to use lab-grown blood in transfusions for three patients with blood disorders starting in 2016. If successful, artificial lab-made blood could be replacing donor blood in transfusions as soon as 2035. *co... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2014
    According to doctors, four teenage girls that received lab-grown vagina implants between 2005 and 2008 due to Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (where "the vagina and uterus are either underdeveloped or missing"), have normally functioning privates now. That is wonderful... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2013
    In news that just makes me want to throw my hands up and tell the lord to take me now, scientists have created "zombie" cells in the laboratory that can outperform living ones. I don't even know what that means but I just taped a knife to a mop handle to fend off whatever hell... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    This is a series of dessert plates featuring real microscopic cell shots of various body parts created by medical illustrator/artist Emily Evans. The plates are $60/apiece or $200 for the entire set, but are currently sold out because who doesn't want to eat dessert off a clos... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2012
    Scientists are investigating a well preserved woolly mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia with the hopes of finding living cells inside and cloning one of the beasts. It's a far cry from a dinosaur, but I'd still ride one into battle against the giants. Russia's North-Easter... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2012
    Because scientists apparently don't care who our new overlords are as long they aren't us, a group of bioengineers from Harvard and the California Institute of Technology have built swimming jellyfish out of silicon rubber and the cells from rat hearts. Soon, they'll be assemb... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2011
    Inb4 my sperm would've won. The world's first cellular race was recently held in France, and I think I speak for everyone here when I say nobody cared. I mean, were they even accepting bets? Because I've got an angry bookie who's gonna make my legs bend backwards if I can't ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2011
    AIDS: like the shitty entertainment center my neighbor set by the road, nobody wants it. But now scientists believe they're one step closer to a vaccine after discovering a method of attacking HIV before it's able to compromise an immune system. Hey, sounds good to me. The s... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Because there's absolutely no point, scientists have managed to create 'living' cells out of metals. Why? I JUST TOLD YOU, THERE'S NO REASON. Fine, FINE -- it's to prove that inorganic life could evolve somewhere in the cosmos. Are you happy now?! Because I'm sure as hell ... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like krazy straws, lab-grown urethras created from patients' own bladder cells have been successful transplanted and functioning properly. Please note: this doesn't mean you should go act all loosey-goosey with your wiener-tube. It's probably st... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Allegedly an HIV-positive German man with leukemia (that's pretty cruel, God) was given a stem-cell transplant from a donor that's HIV resistant, which has left the man HIV-free for four years now. Now I have absolutely no clue how growing weed inside someone could possibly cu... / Continue →