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tags: Growing Organs, medicine, TEDMED,regeneration, stem cells, organ, tissue, Anthony Atala, TEDTalks, streaming video Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and…

tags: Grab More Science, LabGrab, science news, technology, graphic, image of the day Image: LabGrab, 13 January 2010. An American start-up company in Portland, Oregon, announced the release of their new technology that creates a colorful chart to visualize the volume of science and medical stories published by discipline (above). The boxes are defined by…

tags: dogs, pets, hospitals, organ transplants, comedy, humor, funny, fucking hilarious, television, streaming video This video is the hilariously stupid dog scene from One Tree Hill, now with suitably awkward closing music.

The Bloodmobile

tags: physiology, The Bloodmobile, They might be Giants, music video, streaming video Here’s another fun music video; “The Bloodmobile” by the creative group, They Might be Giants. This song tells about the many functions of blood, from providing oxygen to tissues to helping transport hormones (well, hormones are generally transported in the plasma).

tags: Manu, Peru, travel, birding, eco-tourism, vaccinations, Kolibri Expeditions I was contacted by Gunnar Engblom (Kolibri Expeditions), whom I’ve been casually acquainted with online for years, asking me if I’d like to be the “official blogger” for a birding trip to Peru. Yeow, would I?!? This unexpected offer surprised me, to say the least, but…

The Health Insurance Racket

tags: CIGNA, health insurance, medical care, health care, Edward Hanway, denial of care, health care rationing, streaming video CIGNA Chairman and CEO, Edward Hanway, spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

tags: TEDTalks, medicine, infections, new technology, alpha-gal aptomer, antibiotics, Kary Mullis, streaming video Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. In this video, Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure…

tags: TEDTalks, medicine, bone marrow, new technology, Marrow Miner, Daniel Kraft, streaming video Daniel Kraft demonstrates his Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from…

tags: Onion News Network, human kidneys, organ transplant donations, medical news, humor, satire, streaming video In this video, ONN reports that an anonymous hero donates 200 human kidneys to a hospital. Hospital officials hope to locate the good Samaritan that dropped off a sack of human organs in the middle of the night so they…

tags: medicine, surgery, robots, Catherine Mohr, TEDTalks, streaming video In this video, surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demonstrates some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — and very graphic. This is an inspiring presentation, but…