Mortal Devices

This article is taken from the Spring 2012 issue of I, Science. Jo Poole asks whether humans really can be repaired like machines. It is true that however well we look after our health, from diet and exercise to vaccination, all organisms are subject to progressive changes. These arise via both extrinsic devices such as […]

Lessthanthree

Long thought to be the seat of the soul, the heart remains an emotive symbol of passion and there’s apparently still no better way to proclaim an infatuation than with a big pink heart stamped on glossy cardboard. The heart “nourishes, cherishes, quickens the whole body, and is indeed the foundation of life, the source […]

Bodybuilding – Just Need a Printer

Regenerative medicine is the field of research devoted not just to healing illness, but to replacing body parts from scratch. Consider it the equivalent of getting your car door re-sprayed or getting a new door. Just as the colour might not be right, organ and tissue transplants rarely perfectly match their recipients. Our individual genetic […]