The Unseen Sea.
ArScheerio Paul is back tomorrow with his guest Tupac Shakur (Jordan Peele) Watch the first episode here
(Photo by Nathaniel Wood)
21 May 2013 Living Ink
This is no ordinary printout. The pattern has been created not by ink, but by living human cells. Two types – stem cells (stained red) and blood vessel wall cells (stained green) – have been positioned on a patch using a device that’s similar to an office inkjet printer. Each cell type is released onto the patch in a set order, just as droplets of ink are printed onto paper. When the patch was applied to a damaged rat heart, the stem cells were able to help the blood vessels regenerate. Cells printed into a grid like this did a better job than those randomly jumbled up on the patch. Scientists now are beginning to print cells in three dimensions, creating made-to-order structures that resemble living tissues. Perhaps one day they will be able to print out whole organs at the touch of a button.
Written by Emma Stoye
- Wenzhong Li, Gustav Steinhoff
- Reference and Translation Center for Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy, University of Rostock, Germany
- Copyright Elsevier 2012
- Published in Biomaterials 32(35): 9218-9230
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Hope these pretty flowers brighten your world.
LIVE THIS DAY WITH PASSION!!!!
If our eyes didn’t keep moving, we wouldn’t see a thing.
“One woman afflicted with extraocular muscular fibrosis has never made eye movements. She can read and even perform some complex daily activities (like making herself a cup of tea) — but only because she has learned to make saccade-like motions with her head. The head movements provide her brain with the jerky motion it needs to gather information from the environment.”
my new baby named Klutz <3 she’s so cute &omg Gord got one too! they’re siblings :’)
Allan Innman, Room With a View, oil on linen mounted to panel, 2013
Studio Fridays: OMG IS LIKE DEAD
We are playing a friendly game of poker in a high-rise over looking ground zero and someone asks about the lines to visit the memorial. Rex tells us that you have to book reservations ahead of time and also that if you know the right people you can get a private tour. Very Important Grievers.