Posts Tagged ‘news’

Scientists Create Urineless Murderless Human Kidney

October 8, 2015

Melbourne researchers have begun growing a human kidney, ABC News has reported, without the plumbing or attachment to other less appealing body parts.

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have succeeded in growing hundreds of vessels which mimic in utero development, on a piece of equipment conveniently called a dish.

Kidney apple salad. Source: Timothy Vollmer

Kidney apple salad. Source: Timothy Vollmer

Professor Melinda Little told the ABC she plans to test the kidney for toxicity.

The US-based National Cancer Institute calls charred meat a carcinogen, while olive oil becomes carcinogenic if it’s cooked at a high temperature according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The researchers found that the kidney responded to renal toxins with illness. American animal farm Smith Meadows advises precooking kidneys and refrigerating them for a maximum 24 hours.

Murdoch Children’s Research Centre succeeded in growing their kidneys by finding the right recipe of chemicals and spicing the dish, which originally held one stem cell.

Professor Little explained that the kidney’s genes are identical to those of a first trimester foetus. “It is actually mirroring what is happening in human development.”

Steak and kidney pie. Source: Hellahulla

Steak and kidney pie. Source: Hellahulla

The Murdoch Childrens Research Centre kidney has developed without common concerns such as the taste of urine or the slaughter of an animal.

The University of Edinborough’s Professor Jamie Davis commented that “it is not ‘plumbed’ into a waste drain, and it lacks … a urine-concentrating medulla region”.

San Diego based company Organovo funded the lab-grown kidney and 3D prints other organs such as its product, the exVive3D Human Liver Tissue.

Food blog suggests cooking kidneys with spices, hot sauce and the juice from a quarter lemon.

Hökarpanna, a Swedish kidney dish. Source: Jonathan Koertge

Hökarpanna, a Swedish kidney dish. Source: Jonathan Koertge


Underreported News Week!

August 2, 2014

Journalism this week has sucked, so here’s what matters.
People who worked on Nauru are now allowed to talk about it in court. Basically everyone in detention is being abused in every way. There are no police checks or laws against child abuse, every kind of which is happening. They’re under oath.
There’s a court order to every newspaper and Facebook user not to report on any president of Malaysia, the presidents of Indonesia and Vietnam and several of their Ministers taking bribes, so don’t talk about it. It has something to do with China and Southeast Asia printing plastic money like ours.
An SBS journalist has been shot at several times on the MH17 crash site and doesn’t know which side fired, even though according to him, journos call them all separatists.
The Age today: “Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Gaza.” LOL. Misleading headlines are considered horrible journalism and The Age knows better.

I like to bear good news so here are some Mitch Hedberg jokes. Wasn’t 2003 great?
I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one, so I got a cake.
It’s very dangerous to wave to people you don’t know because what if they don’t have hands? They’ll think you’re cocky. Look what I got, fucker!
I wear a necklace, cause I wanna know when I’m upside down.