Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid
Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid Vascularized engineered human liver tissue that has self-organized into a lobule-like microstructure. Being able to grow your own new organs may be in reach—with some cellular assembly required. With a carefully constructed clump of cells, mice grew their own functional human liver organoids in… (0 comment)

German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns
German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns A German energy company recently announced that it’s partnering with a university to build a massive flow battery in underground salt caverns that are currently used to store natural gas. The grid-tied battery, the company says, would be able to power Berlin… (0 comment)

Controversial new CDC director may reconsider Big Soda’s health funding
Controversial new CDC director may reconsider Big Soda’s health funding Brenda Fitzgerald, the newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will consider allowing Coca-Cola to once again help fund the agency’s anti-obesity campaigns, according to e-mailed comments reported by the New York Times over the weekend. Though it would be a… (0 comment)

The curious case of ClinicalTrials.gov, where dubious stem cell therapies seem legit
The curious case of ClinicalTrials.gov, where dubious stem cell therapies seem legit Earlier this year, doctors reported the case of three women who went blind after having stem cells derived from their own fat injected directly into their eyeballs—a procedure for which they each paid $5,000. Piecing together how those women came to pay for… (0 comment)

Vitamins, supplements effective at boosting call volume to poison centers
Vitamins, supplements effective at boosting call volume to poison centers Regardless the type of dietary supplements—from vitamins, energy drinks, herbal medicines, homeopathic products, to some hormonal treatments—they usually come with big claims about boosting health and wellbeing. While those claims are questionable (and often unfounded), the products collectively do enhance one thing: the volume of… (0 comment)