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3D Printed Skin Grafts – Military research that’s as good as the Internet…

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Yes, I know that it’s hard to outdo the Internet as the best result of military research
(hard to believe that something originally designed for government sponsored research
now mostly deploys cat videos)
but this research from Wake Forest’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine sure comes close.

Think of this – 3D scanning of a burn area, with 3D printing of skin tissue for skin grafts to follow.

 

During phase I of AFIRM, WFIRM scientists designed, built and tested a printer designed to print skin cells onto burn wounds.

The “ink” is actually different kinds of skin cells.

A scanner is used to determine wound size and depth. Different kinds of skin cells are found at different depths. This data guides the printer as it applies layers of the correct type of cells to cover the wound.

You only need a patch of skin one-tenth the size of the burn to grow enough skin cells for skin printing.

During Phase II of AFIRM, the WFIRM team will explore whether a type of stem cell found in amniotic fluid and placenta (afterbirth) is effective at healing wounds.

The goal of the project is to bring the technology to soldiers who need it within the next 5 years

Printing Skin Cells on Burn Wounds – Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Written by John McGready

April 22nd, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Palcohol – It’s Instant Booze – Just add water

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Ever wanted to get the buzz of booze with the convenience of Crystal Light?
Well then, Palcohol’s the booze for you!
Palcohol Description

A new product that’s somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar.

It’s called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder. Tear it open, add some water, mix, and you’ve got hard liquor.

Considering the age group that Palcohol is going to appeal to, however, the sweet, pre-mixed powders are probably going to be far more popular.

To start off, the company plans to make margarita, mojito, cosmopolitan, and lemon drop flavors

via Powdered alcohol is coming to a liquor store near you | The Verge.

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April 20th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Kansas Regents Revisit Strict Social Media Policy

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Regents committee will look at proposed revisions to controversial social media policy (via LJWorld.com)

“In December, the regents approved a policy that allows university CEOs to fire employees for social media posts that conflict with the university’s best interests or ability to provide services.

The regents passed the policy after an anti-NRA tweet by KU journalism professor David Guth sparked a national uproar and prompted some Kansas lawmakers to call for Guth to be fired.

But the social media policy produced a backlash among higher education employees and students who said it was too broadly written and would infringe on free speech rights.

The regents then appointed an advisory work group to consider revisions to the policy. The group has recommended a social media policy that seeks only to advise faculty and staff on the responsible use of social media.

The full Board of Regents will likely take up the work group’s recommendation in a couple of months.”

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April 19th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

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The Perfect Passover Nachos – Matzah + Nachos = Machos!

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Matzah Nachos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matzah Nachos. Punny blog name. That is all.

“I’ve mentioned before that nachos are one of my favorite foods.
So good, right? Salty chips and gooey cheese and lots of guacamole. Naaaachos.

Passover is on the horizon, and I’m not one of those anti-matzah people.
I love the stuff! For real. Plus, it’s better to embrace it. Don’t fight the matzah!

So I thought I would combine the two and make the best Passover snack of all time. Fact. Move over, matzah brei! ”

http://whatjewwannaeat.com/matzah-nachos-machos/

 

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April 17th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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Uberification of the US Service Economy – Schlaf’s Notes

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Written by John McGready

April 14th, 2014 at 2:35 am