GREAT NEWS! Researchers have developed a new reconstructive procedure that uses lab-grown cartilage instead of borrowed cartilage from ribs or ears to reconstruct noses, and have performed the first reconstructive nasal surgery using engineered tissue. The method is less invasive and can also be used to engineer cartilage for eyelids or ear reconstruction procedures.
Read more: http://bit.ly/P4s8A8 via Smithsonian Magazine
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Infinite Cosmos (3/30/14)
Never before have I felt so connected to the cosmos. The vast expanse that is before us is literally mesmerizing. Not only are we in this universe, but the universe is also in us. These are the most beautiful moments of my life and I’m happy to share them with you all.