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#142 - Fgner
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(06/17/2013) [-]
...Here we go.
> Doesn't go inside people. You still need transplants, this thing will just keep you alive like an artificial lung will.
> Not a big deal. It's 15 microns thick, back of the cornea. Joyous day for humanity. It has no major function.
> There have been memory boosting chemicals for a very long time. In fact, one gives you perfect 100% memory. It's just not exactly a good thing. Do you honestly think that if the brain was capable and okay to store every single detail of every day that it would? The problem is storage space, access times, write times, fragmentation, power consumption, etc. This isn't news, guys.
> We found a fluorescent protein - who gives a crap about it's use in assessing liver function (other than liver problem patients), it's much more useful as for visualization anaerobic tumors from cancer. This can help the advancement of drugs like Dichloroacetate which treat cancer by fighting those anaerobic cells (whose mitochondria are off and apoptosis can't occur).
> A phase in neutron stars.

What about the fact that MIT was able to block compulsiveness in mice with light? Or that the weights of give elements had to be tweaked after new tests were done? Those two are more important than the new eye layer and the patenting genes (because that's ******* common sense - it would be news if the Supreme Court said the CAN be).
#153 to #142 - drakerulez
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(06/17/2013) [-]
The new layer in the eye has already been linked to many diseases since it's discovery, so yeah, it's pretty important.
#154 to #153 - Fgner
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Source?

I haven't seen anything regarding that - then again if it was really TWIS then I probably wouldn't have. I only briefly Googled it.
#175 - flufflepuff
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(06/17/2013) [-]
this week in my life:

nothing.
#59 - RisenLichen
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(06/17/2013) [-]
******* hell, I need that memory booster
#50 - whycanticaps
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Patenting Genes is a scary as balls idea
#27 - harbingerwolf
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(06/17/2013) [-]
So eyes are like onions?
#63 to #27 - feelythefeel
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Shrek joke.
#66 to #27 - beautifull
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Made me lol +1
#20 - hazop
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(06/17/2013) [-]
"scientists scientists develop light, discover new kidney eye"

but seriously i love how interesting these posts are
#29 to #20 - irconfucius ONLINE
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Scientists Scientists Develop Light, Discover New Portable Artificial Layer of Human kidney Eye.
Human Genes Scientists Cannot Be Discover New Patented, US Memory Supreme Court Boosting Says Chemical.
Fluorescent Astronomers Protein Identified in Eel Could Discover New Revolutionize Kind of Variable Testing for Liver Star Function.
#184 - anon
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(06/24/2013) [-]
What so no-one noticed the man-shaped nebula thinking deeply?
#183 - kumimono
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(06/23/2013) [-]
Hum, was going to say something, but forgot.
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#176 - goodguygary
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(06/17/2013) [-]
scientist's slogan
#173 - Keoul
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Everyone just wants the memory booster and I'm just happy as **** that the supreme court refused to let someone patent human genes.
Everyone just wants the memory booster and I'm just happy as **** that the supreme court refused to let someone patent human genes.
#137 - markonj
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(06/17/2013) [-]
This was so worth it because of the lightbulb thing
#124 - viscerys
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(06/17/2013) [-]
We'll have Red Dwarf Learning Drugs soon!
#111 - aaaar
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Some of these aren't new at all
#69 - JwBread
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(06/17/2013) [-]
HOLY **** THIS GUY HAS THE GENES WE'VE PATENTED LETS SUE HIS ASS
#65 - motherfuckingkenji
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Which each innovation, we move forward a bit more.
THAT'S HOW SCIENCE WORKS!
#49 - EventHorizon
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(06/17/2013) [-]
As opposed to a non-portable kidney?
#56 to #49 - snup
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(06/17/2013) [-]
A non portable kidney could be used in a hospital while the patient waits for a transplant kidney.
#180 to #56 - transplant
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(06/18/2013) [-]
I am not going for kidney ever, you all can die.
#57 to #49 - dedaluminus
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(06/17/2013) [-]
As opposed to the current solution for people who are waiting for a kidney transplant, which is dialysis, where you go in three times a week (or more) for 4 hours (or more) in which you have needles shoved in your arm, and blood is constantly removed from you and cleaned and put back into you, and also any fluid you accumulated over the time inbetween sessions is removed from you because total kidney failure often means you are incapable of peeing. (I certainly am. Never get kidney failure, children, it sucks donkey cock.)
#47 - reginleif ONLINE
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Wouldn't the SCOTUS decision be in a category like law? Given that no actual scientific work was actually done?
#58 to #47 - dedaluminus
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(06/17/2013) [-]
It has intense bearing on the future of studying the human genome. It could also have other bearings on other forms of genetic study, such as agriculture and endangered species preservation. As far as science goes, this is the most important supreme court decision ever.
#45 - greenhead
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(06/17/2013) [-]
These "this week in science" posts are getting snazzy
#1 - anon
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(06/17/2013) [-]
The one about the fluorescent protein...

We already have Green Florescent Protein (GFP) to test for the function (i.e. on / off) of RNA. I certainly am no scientist, but it seems that that find is somewhat...erhm...meh.