3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

There are more than seven billion people in the world, and life expectancy keeps growing thanks to the unbelievable advancements in modern medicine. However, the human body can’t outlive its expiration date, and organs often fail and require viable replacements. But because there never seem to be enough donors around, doctors are looking at various ways to create artificial organs that are either built out of human flesh or mechanical parts, and that could…

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Wood windows? Swedes develop transparent wood material for buildings and solar cells

Wood windows? Swedes develop transparent wood material for buildings and solar cells

Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best—and cheapest—construction materials known: wood. Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production. Lars Berglund, a professor at Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH, says that while optically transparent wood has been developed for microscopic samples in the study of wood anatomy…

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Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

n The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ comedic sci-fi series from the 1970s, the Haggunenons of Vicissitus Three are one of the most insecure and angry life forms in the galaxy. What’s their problem? They have “impatient chromosomes” that instantly adapt to their surroundings. If they are sitting at a table, for instance, and are unable to reach a coffee spoon, “they are liable without a moment’s consideration to mutate into something with far longer arms.

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Scientists are sending fungi into space in the hope of developing new medicines

Scientists are sending fungi into space in the hope of developing new medicines

Scientists are sending four strains of fungi to the International Space Station to see what happens when the tiny organisms contend with the stress of microgravity and space radiation. It's not just for kicks. Researchers say that putting these fungi in an extraterrestrial environment could cause them to produce new medicines for use on Earth and perhaps even on long-term space missions.

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