Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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Texas’s abortion law isn’t just a win for unborn children

Those who promote abortion say that Senate Bill 8, the new Texas law that protects life from the first heartbeat, is terrifying. Not if you are a child with a heartbeat.
Of course, those who are raging against the new law and charging that it is unconstitutional will continue to dismiss both the science and the constitutional rights of pre-born children. However, for the present time, the Supreme Court has ruled not to give their complaint a hearing .
The Constitution does not bestow human rights. It protects them. Human rights are intrinsic.

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Trumpy NYC Priest Delivers Toxic Anti-Vaccine Sermon From Pulpit

Just before 11 a.m. on Sunday, Father Michael Panicali stepped up to a white marble pulpit and delivered a demented anti-vax homily in a Brooklyn community that was reporting the high COVID transmission rate of 161 new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days.
According to the official statistics for that zip code—which covers the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, and Brighton Beach—one in every five people have contracted COVID and one in 125 have died from it.

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Is Lab Meat About to Hit Your Dinner Plate?

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For at least a century, people have dreamed of being able to dine on plentiful meat without having to worry about the labor exploitation, environmental destruction, and animal cruelty that go along with it. In 1932, Winston Churchill predicted that within 50 years, “we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s… but that doesn’t give chaps carte blanche to skip the healthy eating!
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:23 EDT, 9 July 2021 | Updated: 18:27 EDT, 9 July 2021

Because I have a really sweet tooth, when I am stressed I get these mad cravings to leap on my bike, cycle down the hill, buy a big bar of chocolate and then scoff it in secret.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s… but that doesn’t give chaps carte blanche to skip the healthy eating!
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:23 EDT, 9 July 2021 | Updated: 18:27 EDT, 9 July 2021

Because I have a really sweet tooth, when I am stressed I get these mad cravings to leap on my bike, cycle down the hill, buy a big bar of chocolate and then scoff it in secret.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why junk food is worse for women’s mental health than men’s… but that doesn’t give chaps carte blanche to skip the healthy eating!
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:23 EDT, 9 July 2021 | Updated: 18:27 EDT, 9 July 2021

Because I have a really sweet tooth, when I am stressed I get these mad cravings to leap on my bike, cycle down the hill, buy a big bar of chocolate and then scoff it in secret.

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Human–Monkey Hybrids: Have We Crossed a Boundary?

A few weeks ago, scientists reported successfully growing human cells in monkey embryos, paving the way for creating live human–monkey chimeras. For many, this could open the door to great medical advancements such as in organ transplantation. For others, it may be a sign that science has overstepped a moral and ethical boundary.
A chimera, in the ancient mythological sense, was a hybrid creature made up of a lion, a goat, and a snake and was the product of the mating of the giant serpent Typhon and his lover Echidna.

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