Tagged: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Feeling Great Forever

I just got back from a short trip to Mexico where I went for the express purpose of having a few grams of placental tissue transplanted beneath the skin of my lower abdomen.

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The Genomic Bodhisattva

David Pearce wants to end your suffering. His manifesto “The Hedonistic Imperative” promises a future where humans live in high-functioning superhappy states devoid of pain and anxiety.

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Einstein’s Brain and the Magic Flute

Einstein’s ability to chase a light beam in “thought experiments” led to the equations of General Relativity.

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Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

Dental and tissue engineering researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have harnessed the pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to generate complex, multilayer tissues that mimic human skin and the oral mucosa (the moist tissue that lines the inside of the mouth).

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Do Nanobacteria Actually Rule the Earth and Mars?

The breathless BBC headline read “Do Nanobacteria Rule the Earth and Mars?” But this scoop was in 1999. Did we actually discover evidence for extraterrestrial life ten years ago?

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Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

The first findings from a one-of-a-kind, patient-driven effort to provide lung tissue for research might help doctors predict when patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are becoming dangerously ill and also could point the way to interventions that could sustain them until life-saving transplants can be performed.