Doctors Can Now Grow Engineered Vaginas in Women

After decades of work, a team of doctors say they've successfully engineered vaginas that have been implanted and grown in women. The vaginas were grown in a lab from the female patients' own cells and later transferred to their bodies, where they formed into normal vaginas. The breakthrough bears some huge… » 4/10/14 7:13pm 4/10/14 7:13pm

These Scarves Are Woven Music, Made With Patterns From Organ Punchcards

Did you know that the same kind of punched cards control both the jaunty tunes of old timey organs and the warp and weft of a certain kind of textile loom? Glithero, aka British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, bridged the gap for a cool a medium mash-up—and managed to weave music. » 4/07/14 10:20am 4/07/14 10:20am

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

It's a pumping lung in a box, basically. Al Jazeera America specifies that its more properly known as the Organ Care System (OCS) but it's basically a human donor long being kept alive and breathing out of the body inside a box. The OCS machine is used to keep the blood and oxygen flowing to the donor organ so that it… » 2/05/14 12:09am 2/05/14 12:09am

3D-Printed Mini Human Liver Survives 40 Days, Works Like the Real Thing

Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed… » 11/08/13 5:32pm 11/08/13 5:32pm

You Might Not Want to Look at These Explicit Images of an Elephant's…

John R. Hutchinson is an evolutionary biomechanist, which I'm going to trust has something to do with the elephant cadaver he explored and photographed. Horror porn. Shock porn. Tragedy porn. Whatever you call it, these images are incredible and gross and sad and I can't stop staring at that long shiny smooth… » 4/27/12 1:20am 4/27/12 1:20am