Easyjet would fuck up 20 years of work. Interesting read - Easyjet would have denied this medical breakthrough from the world due to their idiocy. Unbelievable. stem cells easyjet medical
Home Original Content Funny Pictures Funny GIFs YouTube Funny Text Funny Movies Channels Search

hide menu

Easyjet would fuck up 20 years of work

Interesting read - Easyjet would have denied this medical breakthrough from the world due to their idiocy. Unbelievable.

TL;DR ******* stand aside.

Med Student Rescues Body Part From
Airport Security
by nastier
No, said airline security, you can' t take this bottle onboard. It
weeds the we mills ter limit; it' s forbidden.
Butisit, "
Martin Marchall of Bristol
University. This is We have just 16 hours to
medical container. Inside is get it into her body.
a trachea, a carefully , ,
constructed human
windpipe, seeded with so
million stem cells from a
very sick woman in Barcelona. We have just so hours to get it
into her body. We prearranged this.
We have no record of your request, said the airline.
You do hare a record, said the profesor. Theses a woman in
Barcelona right now who needs this, andwe are running out of
time. It took us five months to create this organ. It is the first of
its kind. We must board this plane.
sometimes, leaps in medical science require an agreeable
security guard, and on this day in 2008, he wasn' t playing. The
guard, then his supervisors, said no. Being larger than we
milliliters, the bottle was categorically dangerous material. If
Marchall insisted on boarding the plane, he would be arrested.
Marchall had no Plan B. What was he to do? This is a true story.
tiniest Emme\::
aurora Castillo was so when we received a trustee infused wth My DWI! this
Claudia Cuticle Had A Problem
It begins when Claudia Castillo, a Colombian mother
living in Barcelona, developed a cough. She went to her doctor,
but the diagnosis took a while, and soon she was coughing
constantly, short ; couldn' t work, clean, shop or cook. It
was getting harder to look after her two children. She was
hospitalized and told she had tuberculosis.
The doctors gave her two options. She could have her left lung
removed, or she could try a transplant. But this transplant, they
told her, had never been done before. She would be a pioneer.
The tuberculosis had damaged he trachea, a tube about
inches long that lets air flow from the larynx to the lungs.
Normally, people who need new tracheae get them from donors,
usually dead ones. There is a waiting list. Because the organ used
to belong to someone else, once it is placed in a new body, native
cells sense foreigners in their midst and attack People who
receive donor organs have to take immuno suppressant drugs for
years, though it makes them vulnerable to all kinds of diseases.
Doing It Differently
Claudia‘: doctor, Paolo , had decided to try a radical
alternative.
working with a team in Sweden, he got a trachea " Claudia, as
usual, from a donor. But this time they washed it clean of all
surface cells, leaving only the skeleton structure underneath.
Then, they surgically removed some stem cells from Claudia' s
bone marrow and shipped them to Bristol University in Britain,
where Marchall got them to multiply by the millions and fed them
a broth designed to turn them into tracheal cells.
Humid screens.
with two oars oi can more uplaod
surgery
Now comes the We' Never Done This Before part: The trachea
was then "dipped" into a bath of Claudia cells, to see ifthey
would attach.
A company in America, Harvard Broscience Inc, of Hollister,
Mass., makes a 'joyreactor" for just this purpose.
like a rotisserie for barbecuing chickens.
Marchall and his team took the new trachea, mounted it onto a
rotating drum, and then dropped it into a nutrient medium so
Claudia’: cells would grow and spread, then lifted it out, so the
cells could get oxygen, then dumped it back in again. In, out in
out, until __. the underlying Reshaped scaffold was covered with
Claudia' s cells. This trachea now was Totally Claudia on the
outside.
That done, Birthdays team booked the only direct flight from
Bristol to Barcelona, operated by an airline called easyjet,
Marchall insists he had "several conversations" with the airline to
make sure everything would go smoothly. The trachea had so
hours to get into Claudia. That' s when easyjet said no.
You Never Asked, Says The Airline
Eagle! spokesman Andrew McConnell later told the BBC, "we
do not have any record ofthe passengers request to may
medical materials onboard the flight." The request, he said,
should have been to the easyjet call center in Poland. Marchall
told reporters he had gone to the Bristol Airport ahead of time
and was given specific packaging instructions, which he carefully
followed. The airline spokesman said a check accompany files
found no such request. Marchall says the records should be there.
The airline told reporters it would "rule out" the possibility the
airline misplaced a tile.
At the gate, discussions grew more and more heated. Marchall
says he gut "furious" and was almost arrested. Hive fail to deliver
the cells, he said, years of work vould be wasted and scientists
will miss a "major breakthrough for surgery and science."
Young Med student To The Rescue
Ayways
At this point, the medical student who was going to take the
organ to Barcelona, Philipp , told Marchall that he
had a pilot friend in Germany with a small jet who could come
immediately to Bristol, take the container and fly it straight to
Spain. Calls were made, the friend agreed to do it for "cost" -
14, 000 pounds (about , 000) and Marchall paid on the spot.
we was later reimbursed by his university.)
Philipp, instead outlying on ' '
easy. Iet, took the eacher to
with his pilot We have no record or
friend and later told science Wruo request; said the
writer Mark Stevenson that airline.
wouldn' t even , '
refund the pounds for
the original ticket."
The trachea did make it to Barcelona, and then into claudia
Castillo. Ten days after her operation, castillo was discharged
from the hospital. Within weeks, her lung function rebounded.
Tests showed she was back to normal for her age, and doctors
found no antibodies that would indicate her body was rejecting
the transplant. The Guardian reports that later she called up her
doctor to tell him she' d been dancing that night in a club in Ibiza.
Quintin milk
A trate wmm' Ar: it surgery'
since then, there have been seven more such operations, where
donated organs were stripped, then snubbed with stem cells,
then placed in patients. And more recently, has gone
the final step.
Amazingly, he doesn' t do transplants anymore. Tracheae, he has
decided, can be regenerated from scratch, using stem cells.
No Organ Donors Necessary: We Build ‘Em From
Scratch
last year, as my NPR colleague Richard Knox reported at the
time, had a patient, a 3& yearold student in Iceland,
who was suffering from an advanced case of tracheal cancer.
Tumors were closing in on the windpipe, broadening
strangulation. Doctors took pictures ofthe man' s trachea,
then constructed a facsimile in glass, surrounded the glass frame
with a porous plastic called polyethylene glycol and infused that
with the patients stem cells. The cells, fed a soup that would
induce them to become trachea cells, did what they were told,
and after a week, the man had a new, totally artificial trachea
made from his own cells. He hasn' t needed drugs
since. He is now .
No Organ Donors Necessary: We Build with Feom
Scratch
Last year, as my NPR colleague Richard Knox reported at the
time, had a patient, a student in Iceland,
who was suffering from an advanced case of tracheal cancer.
Tumors were closing in on the windpipe, broadening
strangulation. Doctors took pictures eithe man' s trachea,
then constructed a facsimile in glass, surrounded the glass frame
with a porous plastic called polyethylene glycol and infused that
with the patients stem cells. The cells, fed a soup that would
induce them to become trachea cells, did what they were told,
and after a week, the man had a new, totally artificial trachea
made from his own cells. He hasn' t needed drugs
since. He is now .
Then, a few months ago, did it again, this time for a
Baltimore man, christopher Myles. Lykes' new
trachea seemed to be working fine, but a few months ago, he
died.
What Will They Do Next?
Manny: Quail!/ NPR
storm have remarkable regenerate powers
Clearly this is a new frontier. There will be wins, losses, but it
feels as Ewe have crossed a line. For years I have marveled at the
lucky animals who regenerate body parts. Worms
do it, so do new and salamanders, and damaged starfish
practically redone themselves.
With these new spermcell/ spies, we can, in a modest way,
begin to do it too. We are learning how to regenerate parts of
ourselves, by ourselves.
What did with the trachea is now being tried for
blood vessels, urethras and bladders - all simple organs,
basically tubes, or in the bladder' s case, a sphere.
Can I Print You A Human Kidney?
The organs we really need, the ones in short supply - hearts,
livers, kidneys - are much harder to regenerate because those
organs open, close, pull, push and are thick with blood vessels,
which makes them much more complicated. But when you see
what' s being imagined, when you see the TED talk where Dr.
Anthony Mala uses a printer - an inkjet printer! - to create
what will one day, maybe, be a human kidney - he' s got this
fleshy, wet prototype sitting stroppily in his hands, and the
audience, enamelled, gives him a standing ovation - you have to
think miracles are about to happen.
Here' s one I can imagine, and mind you I' m making this up: I' m
thinking man airport security guard, one of those really zealous
ones, who knows the rules and knows they Must Be obeyed.
With his permission, I extract a small sample ofthem cells, drop
them in a Wisdom Broth when they grow and multiply, are
mounted onto an artificial scaffold and inserted deep in his
frontal cortex. Addy later, our guard leaves the hospital, minus
to work and, astonishingly, allows scientists to carry important
medical packages onboard, even though they are bomed in more
man 100 milliliters obliquity
crazy, you say? Impossible? Just wait. Wonderful things are
about to happen.
...
  • Recommend tagsx
+180
Views: 9268
Favorited: 19
Submitted: 06/21/2012
Share On Facebook
Add to favorites Subscribe to oerion Subscribe to fucking-science E-mail to friend submit to reddit
Share image on facebook Share on StumbleUpon Share on Tumblr Share on Pinterest Share on Google Plus E-mail to friend

Show All Replies Show Shortcuts
Show:   Top Rated Controversial Best Lowest Rated Newest Per page:
Order:
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#8 - MuahahaOfLore (06/22/2012) [-]
This image has expired
very interesting
#1 - aninjapeanut (06/21/2012) [+] (3 replies)
< directed at all of mentioned easyjet employees
User avatar #14 - dragonzard (06/22/2012) [+] (3 replies)
TL;DR version?
User avatar #15 to #14 - chituat (06/22/2012) [-]
Woman needs new organ for surgery
Science makes one out of her own cells
Airport security would not let dorcor bring it onplane because they lost the records
Guy offers a flight
Surgery complete
You receive 109800 XP
You receive 21 Gold
#2 - fleszar (06/21/2012) [-]
this is really wonderful, and as a medical student I really hope that someday I'd do something that useful to people
hopefully something about neuroscience
#6 - allytiger (06/22/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Employees like that piss me off
Ruling out the possibility they missed placed any files?
That's horse **** , they just don't want to do extra work.
All of course, while a woman needs an organ and is on a time limit.
People like that shouldn't be counted as people.
#7 - TheAngryMuffin (06/22/2012) [-]
well not letting them on board was the only OK thing that they did... if that had been a biological weapon then we would be mad they DID board the plane, and blame 						******					 security. but idk i didnt read too much so sorry if im being a dickbutt somewhere here
well not letting them on board was the only OK thing that they did... if that had been a biological weapon then we would be mad they DID board the plane, and blame ****** security. but idk i didnt read too much so sorry if im being a dickbutt somewhere here
#19 - billygoatman (06/22/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Once again, scientific research and the furthering of human development almost set back because of religious acts... FOR ( **** Our Race)
User avatar #20 to #19 - sirkanesixtytwo (10/30/2013) [-]
This wasn't a religious act.
#18 - bfc ONLINE (06/22/2012) [-]
not sure if faith in humanity restored or destroyed
User avatar #10 - markthepoet (06/22/2012) [-]
I live in holliston....

SCIENCE!!!
#5 - anonymous (06/22/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #611 at The Test ** mfw when I am from bristol university.
User avatar #4 - lavitts (06/21/2012) [-]
As some one looking to go into prosthetics, this kinda scares me. I don't want my field to be obsolete before I can start up Sarif Industries!
#3 - anonymous (06/21/2012) [-]
Easyjet aren't quite as retarded as Ryanair - that said, however, WHAT THE **** ... Although it doesn't surprise me - I worked part-time in baggage handling, and the stuff I've seen you might believe at a stretch
 Friends (0)