Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness -- when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.) curated by @missmetaverse www.futuristmm.com
Doris Taylor doesn't take it as an insult when people call her Dr Frankenstein. She has to admit that the comparison is apt. Taylor regularly harvests organs such as hearts and lungs from the newly dead, re-engineers them starting from the cells and attempts to bring them back to life in the hope that they might beat or breathe again in the living. An awesome feature by editor Brendan Maher. http://www.nature.com/news/tissue-engineering-how-to-build-a-heart-1.13327?WT.mc_id=PIN_NatureNews
Wound scab. SEM of keratinocytes (red) at the site of a skin wound. Keratinocytes are skin cells that contain the protein keratin. They migrate to the site of a wound and form accumulating layers that form the hard protective object called a scab.
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Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. The group of people and organisations behind EoL are continuing to gather this information together and make available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.
decellularized "Ghost" Heart The cells are removed by a chemical process, leaving only Extracellular matrix, so the new cells of the transplantee, which match the DNA, can be grown on this heart, so the rejection of the organ doesn't happen. It's still in the experimental stage, but it is promising.