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Posted on 18th Apr at 11:12 PM, with 346 notes
neurosciencestuff:

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men. 
The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.
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neurosciencestuff:

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.

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Posted on 18th Apr at 11:12 PM, with 3,181 notes
jtotheizzoe:

crownedrose:

perpetualartistsblock:

Request (sorta) by karamundy: something picturing non-dinosaurs that are often wrongly considered dinosaurs.
There’s probably other stuff I could’ve put in, but that’s basically everything I could think of.
Fun fact: this chart also doubles as a chart depicting what I can and cannot draw well.

I’m just going to put this on a t-shirt so I don’t have to explain it anymore haha.

Useful chart is useful.
Disappointed about the dragons, though.
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jtotheizzoe:

crownedrose:

perpetualartistsblock:

Request (sorta) by karamundy: something picturing non-dinosaurs that are often wrongly considered dinosaurs.

There’s probably other stuff I could’ve put in, but that’s basically everything I could think of.

Fun fact: this chart also doubles as a chart depicting what I can and cannot draw well.

I’m just going to put this on a t-shirt so I don’t have to explain it anymore haha.

Useful chart is useful.

Disappointed about the dragons, though.

Posted on 18th Apr at 11:11 PM, with 103 notes
humanoidhistory:

"I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.”—Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001

humanoidhistory:

"I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.
—Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001

Posted on 17th Apr at 11:21 AM, with 1,018 notes
"People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people."
Bryce Nelson (via sci-universe)
Posted on 17th Apr at 12:09 AM, with 1,795 notes
generalelectric:

A GE wind turbine starts up at the GDF Suez Energy site in Galati, Romania. Shot by @seenewphoto. 

generalelectric:

A GE wind turbine starts up at the GDF Suez Energy site in Galati, Romania. Shot by @seenewphoto

Posted on 16th Apr at 11:43 PM, with 810 notes
thatscienceguy:

A Woolly Rhinoceros, this thing looks awesome! I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But unfortunately extinct ~2.5 million years ago
9 more extinct animals and their story.
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thatscienceguy:

A Woolly Rhinoceros, this thing looks awesome! I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But unfortunately extinct ~2.5 million years ago

9 more extinct animals and their story.

Posted on 16th Apr at 10:23 PM, with 158 notes
thenewenlightenmentage:

"Getting Closer and Closer" —Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Alien Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets
Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies to find planets around other stars within a field of view 1/400th the size of the Milky Way in search of potentially habitable worlds. Since then, Kepler has unveiled a whole new side of our galaxy — one that is teeming with planets. Because of Kepler we now know that most stars have planets, Earth-sized planets are common, and planets quite unlike those in our solar system exist.
"This is the biggest haul ever,” says Jason Rowe of the nasa Ames Research Center, who co-led the research. The scientists studied more than 1,200 planetary systems and validated 715 planets. All the new worlds are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

"Getting Closer and Closer" —Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Alien Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets

Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies to find planets around other stars within a field of view 1/400th the size of the Milky Way in search of potentially habitable worlds. Since then, Kepler has unveiled a whole new side of our galaxy — one that is teeming with planets. Because of Kepler we now know that most stars have planets, Earth-sized planets are common, and planets quite unlike those in our solar system exist.

"This is the biggest haul ever,” says Jason Rowe of the nasa Ames Research Center, who co-led the research. The scientists studied more than 1,200 planetary systems and validated 715 planets. All the new worlds are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite.

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