Scientists never cease to amaze us!!
Researcher Anthony Atala has discovered a way to grow male reproductive organs by using cells from the remains of an individual's penis. Once the cells are removed, they are grown in a culture for up to six weeks and then added to a collagen scaffold of a penis. Then things get weird.
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Anyone who buys and eats this burger instead of spending the money to help someone out in need is kind of a jerk! The implications of being able to grow meat in a lab are HUGE — especially with all the animal lives we could save — but this is a lot of money that could do a LOT of good!
Seriously! A restaurant in London is about to cook the most expensive burger in history, because it'll use meat grown in a lab instead of grown on a living cow! We're talking just 5 ounces of science-ass beef!
So if we're so confident that the person who buys it will be a jerk for spending that much on a lab-grown burger, how much will it cost??
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Forget grass-fed beef. How about Petri dish grown beef instead?
Mark Post, a vascular biologist at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, thinks he'll be able to grow a hamburger in his lab in one year's time by using stem cells harvested from leftover animal material from the slaughterhouse floor.
Sounds kinda gross at first, but if it works, this process could eventually save countless animals' lives
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Animals, rejoice! There may be SOME relief on the way!
A scientist in the Netherlands has announced that he's working on creating "cultured meat," which consists of "burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than [being] made from slaughtered livestock." Wowsa!
Vascular biologist Mark Post says that the first "lab-grown hamburger" will cost approximately $345,000 to create, and it should be coming soon.
Here's what Post had to say about it:
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Are we actually making synthetic blood now??
Like the fake "Tru Blood" bottles that are sold to vamps in True Blood, scientists are actually creating lab-grown blood. And guess what, it works!
Scientists have found a way to make blood from bone marrow stem cells and have actually injected it into someone. The good news? They survived!
AND, what's more is that the process seems to be completely safe so far as the blood cells are behaving like normal cells.
Incredible! We doubt this will actually replace much-needed blood donors, but this is still pretty amazing in the world of science.
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… but also awesome!
Scientists have been trying to create sperm artificially for a long time, and they’ve finally succeeded by using the testicular tissue from mice.
They are hoping to use the same techniques on humans, which could provide solutions to male infertility. It will be especially useful for child cancer patients who are rendered infertile after going through radiation treatment.
Science is amazing. Seriously.
[Image via AP Images.]
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