Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mending a broken heart.

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We’re talking about this literally. There isn’t really any science to help you guys if you’re going through some hard times. Sorry. 

ANYWAY! Let’s talk about what scientists have done recently! These guys have now successfully engineered tissue which beats, just like hearts. This has been done, not only in labs, but has been implanted in animals as well. So with this wonderful new technology, millions of people with heart problems could seek successful treatment. 

Trick is, like MOST research, it is not completely yet and does not completely resemble the human heart. Early versions of this tissue fell apart where as human heart tissue is elastic. It simply just isn’t as easy as sticking on more tissue to a heart like we do with skin. Hopefully, in the future scientists combine whatever technology they have to complete this method of heart transplanting. 

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Thoughts

I’ve been watching quite a bit of Brain Games lately, on National Geographic. That is some wacky trippy stuff man!

Brain Games, hosted by Jason Silva

Brain Games, hosted by Jason Silva

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MEAT, WHY?????

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I… AM A MEAT LOVER. And upon finding this research article, my heart was broken into thousands of pieces and tossed into filth to rot. THESE WINGS. They look delicious, do they not? (Get out of here vegetarians, you don’t need to worry about this) Well, a study that has been going on for about 20 years has recorded a 2-4 times greater chance in dying from cancer if you are using a high-protein diet.  Read the rest of this entry