DailyDirt: Medical Science To The Rescue

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Techniques for extending people's lives have come from a vast number of somewhat unexpected research projects. Transplanting organs from other people (or animals) and isolating various natural products weren't always as commonplace as they are now. Hopefully, life-saving research won't be locked away in patent monopolies, and naturally-occurring materials will remain free for anyone to use. Here are just a few fascinating advances in medical science. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Pixelation, Apr 22nd, 2013 @ 8:07pm

    I can't wait for my lab grown rat kidney!

     

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    Pixelation, Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 7:51am

    "...but it may be possible to grow HSA from rice seeds in yields high enough to be worthwhile. "

    Now if only they can get it to turn into Sake in the bloodstream...

     

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    Pixelation, Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 7:52am

    I wonder if they'll try extracting the Limulus from the crabs with leeches...

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 1:36pm

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    heh. it's probably more likely that someone will try to grow rice that produces LAL. :P

     

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