"The freedom fighting corporatists think speaking warrants a background check, fingerprints should be mandatory for voting, but knowing anything about someone who wants to buy a military assault weapon – that’s treading corporate America’s freedom to profit from rapists, domestic abusers and violent criminals. In other words it’s guns over people, speech, voting, women’s personal autonomy and anything else resembling freedom for we, the people."
but look, guys! we should be ok with jokes about domestic violence because we should be focusing on equal rights! not like there’s any irony in that!
go fuck yourselves
3D printer can build synthetic/replacement tissues →
Just wow. No need to worry about tissue incompatibility or ethical issue surrounding stem cell R&D.
“… for delivering drugs to places where they are needed and potentially one day replacing or interfacing with damaged human tissues. Because droplet networks are entirely synthetic, have no genome and do not replicate, they avoid some of the problems associated with other approaches to creating artificial tissues – such as those that use stem cells.”
When will I be able to contribute in this kind of research… *sigh*
You have your genome or exome (the protein-encoding part) sequenced to help diagnose a puzzling set of symptoms, and something totally unrelated, and unexpected, turns up – a so-called “incidental finding.”
Surprises, of course, aren’t new in medicine. The term “incidental finding” comes from “incidentaloma,” coined in 1995 to describe an adrenal tumor found on a scan looking for something else. I had one — a CT scan of my appendix revealed a polycystic liver. A friend had it much worse. She volunteered to be a control in an Alzheimer’s imaging trial, and her scan revealed two brain aneurysms!
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a grassroots organization called Strike Debt claims it has bought and abolished over $1 million in medical debt.
The targets of Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee campaign were patients who owed around $900 each for emergency room visits in Kentucky and Indiana. On Thursday, the Occupy offshoot said it bought and then forgave more than 1,000 people’s debts for “pennies on the dollar,” according to a press release.