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Coming Soon: 'Tissue Engineering' and 3-D-Printed Organs

Peter Mellgard | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

NEW YORK -- What is becoming possible in this field is remarkable: saving and improving lives for human beings using personalized medical devices printed by a machine. Soon we will even start seeing 3-D printed human tissue.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Lab-Grown Penises: Supersize Mine, Please

Tony Phillips | Posted 01.21.2015 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial progress toward the objective of growing human penises in a laboratory.

This House Is Hiding A Million Dollar Treasure

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

Music lovers, inquire within. There's something you're gonna wanna see on 1117 Third Street. From the outside, we have to admit that the house loo...

Lab-Grown Penises May Show Up Way Sooner Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2014 | Science

Laboratory-grown penises might sound like something from bad science fiction, but scientists are working to make them a reality. In fact, human trials...

Pipe Organs as a Niche Market

Martin Marty | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

The son and brother of three teachers who played the organ in worship as part of their call and calling and someone who haunts sanctuaries when organists are noisily practicing in the quiet of a Saturday afternoon, I have a (literally) life-long passion for the instrument.

9 Photos To Make You Realize The Beauty Of Your Organs

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

"Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not -- our organs sustain us, working away effortlessl...

'Useless' Organ May Have Function After All, Researchers Say

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

By Colin Barras The appendix may not be useless after all. The worm-shaped structure found near the junction of the small and large intestines evol...

Japanese Scientists Report Major Advances In Stem Cell Medicine

Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/21/2012 04:44 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Japanese scientists claim to have coaxed stem cells to develop...

Lucas Kavner

This Isn't Your Grandma's Church Music | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

Eric Wahlforss doesn't want to tour the world and play his music for audiences. It wouldn't really be right, he said, it wouldn't fit the songs. The ...

Take a Deep Breath (Inhale): Organ Panics

Nancy Scheper-Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Unlike in numerous other states around the world, we in the United States have allowed our official organ donor waiting list to run riot, resulting in black market horrors few can even imagine.

Israel Admits Harvesting Organs From Dead Bodies Without Permission

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM - Israel has admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without p...

Illegal Organ Trafficking Poses A Global Problem

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent New Jersey corruption probe, which resulted in the arrest of 44 people including state legislators, government officials and several rabbis...

Organs Humans Don't Need

ABC News | LAURA SPINNEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vestigial organs are parts of the body that once had a function but are now more-or-less useless. Probably the most famous example is the appendix, th...