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INKJET PRINTERS INSPIRE SCIENTISTS TO MAKE SKIN
THE GIST Printed skin could one day be used for grafts in burn victims. One idea involves a portable bioprinter that could be used by soldiers to treat wounds on the battlefield. The printing techniques are in their early stages of development, but they hold promise. via (discovery news)
Study suggest Alcohol can 'help to prevent heart...
medicinestreetenme: An article published in the British Medical Journal, showed a 14% to 25% reduction in heart disease in moderate drinkers compared with people who had never drunk alcohol. Read More
Mutant Fish Safely Store Toxins in Fat
Some fish in New York’s Hudson River have become resistant to several of the waterway’s more toxic pollutants. Instead of getting sick from dioxins and related compounds including some polychlorinated biphenyls, Atlantic tomcod harmlessly store these poisons in fat, a new study finds. via (Wired Science)
Fluorescent Tattoo Alert! MIT's Latest Trick for...
MIT is exploring embedded microworm biomedical sensors that detect medical conditions. And reading them could be as simple as shining a light on the skin and seeing the microworm tattoos glow. via (Fastcompany)
White Coat: Stuff I'm Learning: Septic Shock, or... →
white-coat: There are a lot of ways someone can slip into shock, but this particular brand is due to a bacterial infection. Urinary tract infections can come from a lot of things, but one specific culprit is E. coli. Sometimes this E. coli makes it into your blood stream and spreads everywhere. This is a…