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Brian Booth is looking for a way to tame a wild child. Cancer is genetics’ wild child, relentless, growing from cell to tumor, restless, reaching from brain to bone, reckless, destroying even the body it makes home.
It is difficult enough to engineer a matrix populated with stem cells, and use it to replace a body part.
In a way, a bioreactor is a kind of test kitchen for tissues designed to help people heal.
So far, stroke is catastrophic. It torches a part of the brain, kills the tissue, and leaves nothing but a gap, an empty hole.
Lots of research programs show promise, but not many are so promising that ten busy surgeons volunteer their time to contribute.
For today’s blockbusters, the real wizards work their magic behind the scenes, with computers.
Channeling a childhood love of dinosaurs, Richard Blob analyzes the movements of living animals to understand shifts in evolution and their consequences in the present.
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