Top 7 Fascinating Things Grown In A Lab
Had you ever expected that one day you will see animal-free meat & dairy; lab-grown brains, skin & forest? Here are the Top 7 Fascinating Things Grown In A Lab.
There is no denying that science has achieved great achievements during the last century. Science has dramatically enhanced our quality of life, from life-saving Indian COVID vaccines to space tour rockets.
There is a deep hard-work in research labs teeming with exciting ideas behind every significant innovation. Here are Top 7 Fascinating Things Grown In A Lab that you must not expect ever.
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The world is losing close to 10 million hectares of forests each year, a rate at which forests could disappear in the next 100 to 200 years, according to scientists.
Cell cultured wood has emerged as an environment-friendly alternative, made possible with the use of 3D bioprinting and plant cells.
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Reportedly, researchers have managed to grow large numbers of blood-forming stem cells in the lab using a simple ingredient found in glue.
The research could give way to growing blood stem cells for use in people with blood cancers and safer ways to treat people with blood disorders.
The field of regenerative medicine reached a new milestone after the successful implantation of lab-grown vaginas in four women, created from their cells.
Researchers have also successfully created lab grown ‘mini brains’ to study neurological disorders.
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Dairy farming reportedly contributes 4% to the total emissions of greenhouse gasses from human activity.
To improve the dairy industry’s green credentials, many biotech companies are working on ways to imitate cow’s milk by artificially reproducing proteins in curds and whey using bioengineered yeast.
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom led by Professor Ravinder S Dahiya, an Indian-origin engineer, developed an electronic skin capable of sensing touch & pain on June 2nd, 2022.
They believe the discovery will contribute to the development of a new generation of intelligent robots with human-like sensibility.
An estimated 250 tonnes of soil is shifted and 57 kgs of carbon is released for every carat of diamond mined.
Lab-grown diamonds are created using extreme pressure & heat on carbon. General Electric is credited with being the first company to create lab-grown diamonds during the 1950s.
MVI Marketing Research says, “Nearly 70% of millennials consider buying a lab-grown alternative to diamond rings.”
Reports suggest that the meat industry accounts for 60% of greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Scientists have created lab grown ‘meat’ in bioreactors without slaughtering animals, using 3D printing & animal cells.
The world’s first burger with a lab-grown patty was eaten in 2013 at a news conference in London.