As Summer approaches every year, I always anticipate July because it is in that month that Bissinger’s in the Galleria in Edina starts selling their seasonal chocolate-covered Raspberries, an absolutely delicious treat. I went again yesterday and here’s the evidence.
Here’s a photo slideshow of the chocolates:
Futurity reports: As a follow-up to the beating heart, researchers at the University of Minnesota have used a similar technique to create breathing lungs in the lab.
The process called whole organ decellularization is used to remove cells from the lungs of dead adult mice and implant healthy stem cells derived from unborn mice into the decellularized matrix, the natural framework of the lungs.
After about seven days in an incubator, the infused cells attached themselves to the matrix while breathing with the aid of a tiny, make-shift ventilator. The work is reported in the journal Tissue Engineering.
Pretty amazing. Here are the scientists talking about it. Found at YouTube from UofMAHC.
For all of you who have an urge to express your social media sentiments in an old school fashion:
My shattered finger needed to be fixed with pins. It’s one-handed typing for me for a while and, worst of all, no football! 🙁 A great deal of suckitude on the horizon for The Davester.
An x-ray of my broken pinkie. It is a compound fracture coupled with a dislocation.
Broke it playing football. The ball hit the tip of my pinkie straight on. It hurt. And it sucks.