Lost in the crowd of life.

gingerpookie:

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merlions:

scienceyoucanlove:

Japanese scientists have grown a primitive liver in a petri dish using a person’s skin cells. The liver is the first complex, functioning organ grown in a lab from human skin and, when the researchers transplanted the proto-liver into a mouse, it worked like a regular liver would, breaking down human drugs and making blood proteins.Read more: http://n.pr/11kcRAN via npr.org 
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FUCK
FUCK
THIS SHIT IS LITERALLY REAL
THAT IS LITERAL LIFE THAT THEY LITERALLY GREW 100% SYNTHETICALLY NOT IN A LIVING BEING
IF YOU DO NOT THINK THAT IS THE TIGHTEST SHIT THEN GET OUT OF MY FACE BECAUSE THIS IS LITERALLY THE FUTURE OKAY
GROWING ORGANS
GODDAMN

Holy shit though. Out of skin cells?? Epithelial tissue is totally different from the hepatic tissue that the liver is made up of. This is actually really amazing.
I mean, its one thing to make a liver from stem cells, which are differentiable  But, to make it from skin cells? HOLY SHIT

In 2006/2007, Shinya Yamanaka showed that by introducing just four genes into skin cells, the skin cells can de-differentiate into cells that have nearly all of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells. They called these cells  induced pluripotent stem cells (in case you’re interested in Googling it for more info). The four genes are part of a group of genes found in embryonic stem cells which are responsible for stem cells’ ability to differentiate.
Our curriculum in gen. molecular bio covered this but didn’t mention any specific projects that are using the technique. I love Tumblr for bringing this across my dash.
(Source: Biochemistry, 7th edition, Stryer et al.)

Reblog if you want your followers to ask you random questions.  
If you love TUMBLR, reblog this.

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The notes.

You don’t belong here if you don’t reblog this

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ATTENTION ALL~ Reblog this and I’ll draw the first fandom character I see on your blog in an embarrassing Christmas sweater :D

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You got until Sunday, 12/9/12, Midnight BU

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Don’t move, tumblr. This is a stick up. Give me all your notes and nobody gets hurt.

Not so fast sonny boy, drop the SKS and no one will be losing any notes here.


Everybody stay frosty. No one has to close their account today if we all just stay calm.



I’ll waste the lot of you


Hände hoch, bitches. Gib mir alle ihre notizen!


NYET.


3 it is.. let’s get this party started.

Is that 3 nuggets up there? this is getting out of hand lol

I HAVE A GUN BONER. 


What? What’s all this fuckery?

Oh shit, it’s a gunblr showdown!

Mama always said this day’d come!

EVERYBODY BE FUCKIN’ COOL!


WOAH Calm down! Guns don’t solve problems. 
Weeeeeellllllllll… ok they solve SOME problems, like an attacking spaceship or being chased by a dinosaur, but USUALLY guns don’t solve problems.

There. I’ve disabled them. Now none of your guns work.

Go to your rooms and think about what you’ve done.
Don’t make me tell you again.

ok i take it back. THIS is the best post on tumblr.
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