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 Feb 21 - 'Zombie' Cells Created In New Mexico Lab Said To Outperform Living Ones In Some Ways
topic by S U IP IE IR - 02-21-2013, 12:20 PM


Think the only zombies out there are the ones you see in science fiction movies?

Think again.

Researchers in New Mexico say they've created zombie cells -- near-perfect replicas of mammalian cells that can perform many of the same functions despite the fact that they're not actually alive. But instead of pursuing and eating people as sci-fi zombies often do, these experimental cells may someday do our bidding -- finding use in commercial applications ranging from sensors to catalysts to fuel cells.

Not quite sure you understand? Think of the cells as a possible next step in nanotechnology, in which scientists create machines not from big hunks of metal but from individual atoms and molecules.

"It's very challenging for researchers to build structures at the nanometer scale," lead researcher Dr. Bryan Kaehr, a materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, said in a written statement. "We can make particles and wires, but 3-D arbitrary structures haven't been achieved yet. With this technique, we don't need to build those structures -- nature does it for us."

The technique involves first depositing silica -- the stuff sand is made of -- onto the tiny structures inside living cells. Then the cells are heated to burn away the proteins they're made of, leaving behind the nonliving but structurally similar zombies.

And like the lumbering zombies dreamed up by Hollywood screenwriters, these cellular zombies are very hard to get rid of.

Dr. Jeffrey Brinker, a University of New Mexico professor and another member of the research team, said in the statement that the zombie cells exist in a "robust, three-dimensionally st@ble form that resists shrinkage even upon heating to over 500 degrees Centigrade [932 degrees Fahrenheit]. The refractoriness of these delicate structures is amazing."

Let's just hope these zombies don't swell up, sprout legs, and start following us around.

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 02-21-2013, 10:05 PMaway - #2
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And so it begins...Havent we learned anything from Jurassic Park, I, Robot and the countless other science fiction films.....Man trying to play God never works out in our favor. I can DEF see a serious disease developing from all this..
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Raccoon City coming soon
 02-21-2013, 10:47 PMonline - #4
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time to load up
 02-21-2013, 10:58 PMaway - #5
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I'm sure this is BOUND to end well.........
 02-21-2013, 11:20 PMaway - #6
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Nuke that lab asap

 02-21-2013, 11:35 PMaway - #7
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Dead Mexicans goin to be taking our jobs now
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Originally Posted by Nut-In-Honeys
Dead Mexicans goin to be taking our jobs now
 02-22-2013, 02:43 AMonline - #9
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ITT: Nobody read the article
 02-22-2013, 05:29 AMaway - #11
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Originally Posted by Nut-In-Honeys
Dead Mexicans goin to be taking our jobs now














 02-22-2013, 05:47 AMaway - #12
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Originally Posted by cottonman5grand
And so it begins...Havent we learned anything from Jurassic Park, I, Robot and the countless other science fiction films.....Man trying to play God never works out in our favor. I can DEF see a serious disease developing from all this..
This guy
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Scientists can create zombies and all kinds of ####, but cant cure Aids... Thats jus fucckin suspect
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kurtd225 20 heat pts20

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let me get my perks ready..... COD this shyt just got real.... Y even try to create something like that
 02-22-2013, 12:07 PMaway - #15
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The cells have NOTHING to do with dead people you non-reading motha####as. Scientists are finally trying to make things starting from a cellular level. This is scary.
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Originally Posted by Pleasure Boy
Scientists can create zombies and all kinds of ####, but cant cure Aids... Thats jus fucckin suspect
Why would they wanna do that?
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Originally Posted by cottonman5grand
And so it begins...Havent we learned anything from Jurassic Park, I, Robot and the countless other science fiction films.....Man trying to play God never works out in our favor. I can DEF see a serious disease developing from all this..
you see we didn't learn #### from 1984.. look at us now.. slaves to the country we built on freedom..
 02-22-2013, 12:41 PMaway - #18
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imma get my COD on..#### it.
 02-22-2013, 02:28 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by Pleasure Boy
Scientists can create zombies and all kinds of ####, but cant cure Aids... Thats jus fucckin suspect
If you die of AIDS you can come back and continue ####ing

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 02-22-2013, 04:22 PMaway - #20
Tyrant Noir 47 heat pts47

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Originally Posted by Nyuzi
The cells have NOTHING to do with dead people you non-reading motha####as. Scientists are finally trying to make things starting from a cellular level. This is scary.

Also these cells CANNOT replicate .... so resident evil is not going to happen just yet
 

 



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