The Truth vs. The Urban Legend

This happened about 20 years ago, and I am fascinated by the difference between what I thought was true and what the facts seem to be nearly 20 years later. Here’s what the media conveyed to me: A woman drove up to the McDonald’s drive through, bought coffee, put it in her lap, spilled it on herself while driving off,… Continue reading

“Printing” Actual Human Organs

Well, a few weeks back I published an unbelievable post about a physician who developed the technology to spray a burn victim’s own skin’s stem cells on his burn that then heals in a matter of a few days.  Astounding and awesome. At TED2011, Anthony Atala demonstrated new advances in organ transplant technology by actually printing a kidney on the… Continue reading

A Shocking New Medical Reality

When I first heard about this, I thought it was just some attention-seeking stunt. But a quick Google search seems to indicate this is for real—a miracle. By using a patient‘s own stem cells, within an hour, doctors can now spray a patient’s own skin back onto the burn victim whose burns will then be healed in one week.  This… Continue reading