Archive for the 'Medical' Category

Watch out! I’m a Bleeder!

Posted in Medical on March 26th, 2009 by angry-monk

I was browsing slashdot the other day when I came across the headline “British Scientists on course to become first to produce symthetic human blood”. I must admit that I immediately became very excited thinking that someone had finally cracked the challenge of producing something artificial that carried out oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange as efficiently as human red blood cells.

Sadly this was not the case and while the breakthrough they have achieved is still very, very exciting I was left, once again, dreaming of the day I can have my puny human blood removed and replaced with something a little more efficient.

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It’s only a fleshwound!

Posted in Medical on May 1st, 2008 by angry-monk

I read an article today on the BBC site about tissue regeneration that I felt was worth mentioning here.

Regeneration research has been going on for quite a while now and various groups have had varying degrees of success with the process. Regeneration research is generally based on the question; “Lower organisms quite often have the ability to repair/replace perfectly, large (or whole) parts of their body should they become damaged or lost, so why don’t we?” Read more »