Year - 2012 Blog
Ever wonder when humans would be able to regrow body parts just like science fiction movies? Well, we aren't quite there just yet, but the beginning of that miraculous world isn't far off. Alex Seifalian is leading his lab at the University College London to help humans who lost body parts to grow another. Seifalian has nicknamed this incredible lab "the human body parts store" and with good reason. Using synthetic materials and stem cells the lab is able to create body parts.
A new study in the field of DNA has shown that DNA strands can be forced to to fold into shapes in minutes rather than days as previously believed. This is a huge advancement for the general field dedicated to this, known as DNA origami. The end result of all of this effort is to make nanoscale machines. However, so far only simple forms have been able to be made such as boxes and triangles. IN addition the items that were made took extensive time and proved to be laborious and time consuming.