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(BBC)   Sugar, used in fermenting alcohol, can now be used to grow artificial livers. And the cycle is complete   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 12
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2012-07-03 01:29:51 AM  
It's the CIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRCLE OF BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZE.
 
2012-07-03 01:30:49 AM  
 
2012-07-03 02:02:29 AM  

Pour some sugar on me, ooooh in the name of livers!


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2012-07-03 03:11:55 AM  
As someone with cirrhosis, (getting a kick and all that...) I always hold out hope in my lifetime, a cure will be found.

I was diagnosed at only 34 years old.
 
2012-07-03 03:58:00 AM  
Would this work for diabetics? I wonder.
 
2012-07-03 04:15:13 AM  

Badafuco: As someone with cirrhosis, (getting a kick and all that...) I always hold out hope in my lifetime, a cure will be found.

I was diagnosed at only 34 years old.


OK that's just downright scary. Were/are you a big drinker or just realy unlucky?

/29 and drinks like a fish
 
2012-07-03 04:43:41 AM  
Video of machine/process in action

The way they managed to get the hair-like fibers is particularly impressive. Usually people tweak their 3D printers to eliminate stringing, but these guys used it to their advantage.
=Smidge=
 
2012-07-03 05:42:09 AM  
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2012-07-03 05:50:14 AM  
i280.photobucket.com

From the 1070's.
Prophetic

Free pdf download available.
 
2012-07-03 08:52:15 AM  

vpb: Hardy-r-r: [i280.photobucket.com image 225x225]

From the 1070's.
Prophetic

Free pdf download available.

I didn't realize they had PDFs in the eleventh century.


Oh yeah? Well, ok, that was pretty damn funny
 
2012-07-03 10:06:39 AM  
Subby: Sugar, used in fermenting alcohol

OGOD my brain hurts from reading that and I didn't take a single chemistry course after high school.

"Fire, used in burning ashes"
 
2012-07-03 01:01:48 PM  

matt_in_stl: Would this work for diabetics? I wonder.


Only type 1 or adult onset type 1.

For type 2 this would not help with the insulin resistance. only in replacing any damaged organs.
 
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