Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step

via sciencedaily.com Pretty amazing, but what would be more amazing is if they could go the other direction and create other types of tissue from blood. Blood is easily and quickly replaced, and plentiful in the body. Skin, plentiful, but not so quick and easy to replace. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous

Annual Body Regeneration?

For most people, a makeover means losing weight and getting new clothes, hair and makeup. But what they may not know is that the body does its own extreme makeover regularly. In fact, 98 percent of the atoms in the body are replaced yearly. But these atomic makeovers prompt a more philosophical question: Are people […]

Do Lefties Have Superior Spatial Perception?

A new study suggests that Right Handed people perceive their right arms to be longer than their left arms, while left handed people have an accurate perception of arm length.  I know it sounds bizarre, but it is a fact. The study suggests that this perception difference is due to the face that in left-handed […]