lab grown organs

Yet another installment in humans being fuckin weird compared to aliens: humans give blood, organs, and tissue to each other, because our race is built around being able to function under as much stress as possible.

So of course, what do we do when another human will die without something we could live without?
We go to our local hospital and undergo trauma to provide them with it, for no compensation.

Sure you might need to eat and drink more, take antibiotics or anti rejection drugs, but hey!

B'ril over there had to wait until HIS race figured out stem cells and lab grown organs, because ALL their organs are vital, and losing a pint of fluid flat out kills them or sends them into shock.

anonymous asked:

How possible do you think is that ghouls could coexist with humans in the end? maybe with lab-grown organs or that technology is too advanced? Or dead bodies donations? Are there enough to sustent tokyo's ghoul poblation? I've been thinking a lot about this since Kaneki was declared king

Honestly, this is the absolute MAJOR thing that needs to change if there can be any sort of peace between ghouls and humans- they need to find an alternate food source for ghouls.

We know from Urie’s standpoint about not having Shirazu’s body to mourn over that humans wouldn’t accept giving ghouls their dead as a food source. So that means there needs to be some other way; either an artificial food source or a way to let ghouls eat human food. If Ishida based Rc cells off of Red Blood Cells, and they’re circulating in the blood, then even blood donations could be a potential source of nourishment. However… they’d need a shit load of blood to get enough Rc cells and there’s still the issue that ghouls probably also require the protein and other nutrients from the human meat separately to the Rc cells.

Honestly, this is the weird part about ghoul digestion. They can eat human meat so that means they generally have the same enzymes required to digest any other sort of animal meat. They can eat coffee beans and drink coffee, so that means they’re also technically capable of plant matter, at least in part (digesting it is another thing). So really the only thing stopping them from eating anything non-human is the nausea and vomiting, which considering occurs as soon as a ghoul smells or eats human food means its probably similar to our own psychological defense mechanism to prevent you eating something poisonous/rotten (the same way you’d gag if you tried to eat a rotten egg- its your bodies way of rejecting anything that could make you sick). If that’s the case, then perhaps its the kakuhou exerting parasitic behaviour on the “host body”. The kakuhou wants Rc cells, so it makes the ghouls body incapable of eating anything that doesn’t contain Rc cells….. and coffee. They must just really need the perk me up in the morning. Same tbh.

A teenager has invented a better and cheaper way to grown hundreds of mini brains

A 16-year-old just built a bioreactor for mini-brains (lab-grown organs made from human stem cells.) Christopher Hadiono and his team of fellow high school students developed the replicator using 3-D printing, which makes it a more affordable option than other devices in the market. The mini brains are crucial in fighting a headline-making, rapidly spreading global disease.

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Headcanon on Momma Cry's Overwatch backstory

“Momma” CR9-8489 is an artificial construct - a genetically engineered, lab-grown organism. Illegally lab-grown, for some very sick people. While she didn’t much like her fate, she had grown resigned to it and her inability to fight it. That is, until the wall exploded. Overwatch came down on the facility like a thunderbolt, destroying all constructs before they could grow to full intelligence, offering mercy to those too broken to be helped, and saving all those they could. “Momma” was one of the ones to be saved. After the excessive amounts of hormones were flushed from her system, she was given freedom. She chose to stay with Overwatch. Following in Mercy’s footsteps, she took up biotically enhanced claws and other tools, offering help to all those in need. When Overwatch ended, she was emotionally devastated, but refused to cease what she viewed as “her duty.” Now that 76 is slowly rebuilding, she has come to his side, willing to bring her fight to the public eye once again.

Despite how heroic she tries to be, the hormone treatments from her past can come up occasionally, inducing some rather strange behaviors. She sometimes slips her hormones into her biotic needles, sticking other heroes with them. Many an embarrassing one-night stand has resulted from this. Strangely, her favorite targets are a pair of men (“Junkrat” and “Roadhog”) both claiming to be straight; stranger still, they seem to enjoy it.

I had to do some more sketches of her, I cannot believe you wrote all this im screaming. That last part I lost my shit omfg

Here’s the original Support Momma post and Geekos ability descriptions, this kid is creative af  



American’s predictions and wants for the future

 A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.

In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.

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