I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology.
I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.’
Azra.T “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas.” (via joeygattos)
Heading to Santa Barbara for our annual family Christmas gathering. :D
3D printing with stem cells could lead to printable organs
A potentially breakthrough 3D-printing process using human stem cells could be the precursor to printing organs from a patient’s own cells.
Some day in the future, when you need a kidney transplant, you may get a 3D-printed organ created just for you. If scientists are able to achieve that milestone, they may look back fondly at a breakthrough printing process pioneered by researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland in collaboration with Roslin Cellab, a stem cell technology company.
The printer creates 3D spheroids using delicate embryonic cell cultures floating in a “bio ink” medium. They end up looking like little bubbles. Each droplet can contain as few as five stem cells. Basically, this comes down to the printer “ink” being stem cells rather than plastic or another material.
Dr. Will Shu is part of the research team working on the project. “In the longer term, we envisage the technology being further developed to create viable 3D organs for medical implantation from a patient’s own cells, eliminating the need for organ donation, immune suppression, and the problem of transplant rejection,” Shu said in a release from Heriot-Watt.
Perhaps most importantly, the stem cells survived the printing process and remained viable. Shu says this is the first time human embryonic stem cells have been 3D printed. Printing out organs may be far down the line, but it’s just one potential application. The method could also be used to print out human tissue for drug testing.
The research results have just been published in Biofabrication under the title “Development of a valve-based cell printer for the formation of human embryonic stem cell spheroid aggregates.”
I don’t think this is “could be” scenario. This IS happening right now, and we absolutely will be using 3D-printing technology in this way, probably sooner than we even expect.
my cats so fucking stupid we got some nice ass furniture around my house but she chooses the fucking fRYIGN PAN TO SLEEP IN
Exactly what I’m doing on my brand new mattress right now. :3
Wellsie“Maybe I could do it.”
Darius shot him a dry look. “You want to try to get back into your house after the fact? Wellsie will stake you through the heart and leave you for the sun, my friend.
Tohrment winced. “Good point”
"And then she’ll come looking for me."
Both males shuttered.God, I miss you,” he said in a voice that cracked. “Every night. Every day…”
roger can still go home though
^^^^ * chokes on soda i was drinking * LMAO
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Lompoc is known for its flower seed production and murals some of the buildings. I think there are over 11 full size murals. They have different themes, the first one shows the flower fields. The second one has an Oriental theme. The one with the flag has a Mexico/American theme. The one on McDonald’s was self explanatory.