For sale: human skin tissue
The researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering & Biotechnology in Stuttgart can now engineer medical human tissue and organs for transplants on an industrial level. The lab plans to produce 5,000 coin sized discs of tissue per month at €50 each.
Why it matters
If human tissue becomes a manufactured good being produced in a mass market dimension, will we see human spare parts plants in the future? And how might this affect the personal or skin care industry?
Nike has founded a runner’s community for young women. The goal of this initiative is to motivate young females to run regularly. The so-called "Club der Töchter" (Club of Daughters) set its first action at the 23rd "Austrian dm Women’s Run" in Vienna. Its famous ambassador is the young Austrian singer Christina Stürmer who is also a beginner in terms of running. Through Facebook members of the community could prepare themselves alongside Christina Stürmer for their first big run.
A revolutionary 15-minute female sterilisation procedure has been performed for the first time in the UK. The procedure known as the ‘Adiana Permanent Contraception System’ uses radio waves instead of incisions and has been hailed as the equivalent to a vasectomy for men in terms of ease and recovery speed. Patients may go home as soon as 30 minutes after it is completed.