Finding immune system solutions so often necessitates stoking an immune response. Scientists unfortunately have to carry out tests for treatment for the immune system on live organisms, such as mice and non-human primates. What if there were a way to do this without animal … [Read more...] about Immune system chip reduces the need for animal testing
The secrets of body-to-brain communication
There are so many types of communication that occur in our world, some of which you’ve probably never even considered. Having a chat over coffee, fungal networks sending each other signals underground, or even plant-to-farmer communication, there are so many types of … [Read more...] about The secrets of body-to-brain communication
Is this the end of organ transplant shortages?
According to the HRSA, 17 deaths occur in the US every day due to not receiving an organ before an illness progresses too far. Waiting times are on average three to five years, so it's about time we came up with some alternative solutions. A recent advance that hugely helped … [Read more...] about Is this the end of organ transplant shortages?
Doctors transplant pig’s heart into human patient for the first time ever
A remarkable milestone in medicine was reached by doctors in Maryland who have successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human patient in a do-or-die situation. David Bennet, a 57-year-old handyman, was the recipient of this life-saving operation. He … [Read more...] about Doctors transplant pig’s heart into human patient for the first time ever
Avant-garde organ song to last 631 years
John Cage's "As Slow as Possible" will be played in a former church in Germany for a very, very long time. Ursula Sautter | May 2009 issue “One need not fear about the future of music,” American experimental composer John Cage once wrote. Well, the future of Cage’s own music … [Read more...] about Avant-garde organ song to last 631 years