Ferrets can grow human livers

Scientists have used ferret livers, which are the size of walnuts, to grow minature human livers. The breakthrough by US scientists raises the prospect of growing livers that could then be transplanted into patients. The US team used part of the ferret livers as a “scaffold” to grow human liver cells, after the animal cells … [Read the full story]

Governments rely too much on donations

Like me, I expect you get mail most days asking for your help in selling raffle tickets or donating money to worthy causes. Add to this the TV adverts showing the under-privileged in Africa or Asia requesting our monetary assistance, from fresh water, starvation and of course disease. Often I find myself saying, why the … [Read the full story]