What's living in your bellybutton? Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
N.C. State scientists find minuscule worlds of microbes and fungi thrive in human navels
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Clothes that Grow from Living Human Tissue Posted: 3 years ago by Bornbad
A living organism created in a lab for the sake of art. Known as Victimless Leather, this project was grown onto a polymer matrix, coated with immortalized living cells, and shaped into a stitch-less form to create a coat like shape. The artwork - which was a tiny, living 'leather' jacket made out of mouse stem cells - had started to grow out of control.
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Scientists melt million-year-old ice in search of ancient microbes Posted: 4 years ago by AutumnLotus
Researchers have thawed ice estimated to be at least a million years old from above Lake Vostok, an ancient lake that lies hidden more than two miles beneath the frozen surface of Antarctica. The scientists will now examine the eons-old water for microorganisms, and then through novel genomic techniques, try to figure out how these tiny, living “time capsules” survived the ages in total darkness, in freezing cold and without food and energy from the sun.
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Scientists turn living cells into clocks Posted: 3 years ago by bornbad
Humans have rejiggered life at the cellular level for quite some time. Designer yeast and bacteria enhance our food and produce such useful products as ethanol and, most recently, artificial vanilla.
*I didn't make this headline up*
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