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Organ Scaffolding and 3-D Bio-Printers: The future is near for those on transplant lists

In 2008, a Spanish woman with tuberculosis received a windpipe transplant.  Of course, the trachea Claudia Castillo received was not her own. Amazingly though, the cells inside the transplant organ’s structure were. A similar procedure to manufacture human organs was … Continue reading

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Redox Chemistry: the Glutathione Connection

Biochemistry teaches us that the production of free radicals from aerobic metabolism in the mitochondria is what dictates everything from homeostasis to pathology. Intermediaries (also called reducing equivalents)between the free radicals and the structures of our bodies are required to buffer … Continue reading

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