Human Organs On a Chip

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No, not that kind of chip. This kind: Testing new drugs and treatments is challenging, expensive and time consuming. DARPA is investing $24 million in researching a promising bioprinting project that could create a “body on a chip” that simulates organ functions to shorten the testing process: The 2-inch “body on a chip” would represent a [Read More...]

Pontifical Academy For Life Members Ask Officials to Resign

Excerpt from CNA: Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life want its top officials to resign over a series of recent controversial decisions, including a conference described as the “worst day” in its history. “I am not alone with my feeling of profound shock over the (Febuary 2012) public conference and some of the official [Read More...]

The Most Disturbing Thing You’ll See Today

A guest on Dr. Phil has severely disabled adult children, and she wants the right to be able to euthanize them. A mother of disabled  children in the audience is rightly appalled by this, since it’s cold-blooded murder. Dr. Phil asks his audience for a show of hands for all those who think a mother should be allowed to [Read More...]

Prosthetics Through Time

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This beautiful series of photographs from the BBC shows how people have created artificial limbs as far back as ancient Egypt. There’s a poignant beauty to many of these creations, particularly the steel and brass arm pictured above, which dates from some time between 1840 and 1940. From the past, we turn to two visions of [Read More...]

Printing Bones

An 83-year-old woman has had her lower jaw replaced with one constructed by a 3D printer. The patient’s lower jaw was so badly infected that it required a complete replacement. Following imaging of the woman’s jaw, a new one was crafted from titanium powder in only a few hours. A day later the woman was talking [Read More...]


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