I'm housesitting and the loo roll (toilet paper) seems to have gone a tad mouldy. I obviously took the moudly bits off and chucked them in the bin but I am now left wondering whether the mould might have left spores in the rest of the loo rool, invisible to the naked eye. [more inside]
posted by mrsh
on Jul 28, 2014 -
The way modern medical therapies are going, it seems that decades from now it would be advantageous to have a source of your more youthful cells or tissue stored long ago and available if needed. So I should investigate storing some now, but know little about this. How do I find out which kind(s) of tissue would be the best choice to store, and how do I select a cryo-storage service with an excellent medical reputation for harvesting, storing and successfully delivering tissue in a medically-useful state? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc
on May 12, 2014 -
So I got this deal on tissues. Super cheap, but the boxes are half the height of the ones I usually buy. And the problem is, whenever I grab a tissue from the box, the whole box flies up in the air with the tissue, knocking over anything within an 18" radius. And I've bought 2 years worth of these damned boxes, so it's not a temporary problem.
My thought was to weigh them down by slipping something heavy into the bottom of the box, beneath the bottom tissue. So: what's something really cheap (i.e. far <$1) and reasonably thin, and adequately heavy (a bolt or something won't cut it)....and easily found at Home Depot?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Apr 3, 2014 -
Hello, I have a stem-cell related question which I hope someone familiar with said information can help me out with. Basically, I was wondering if it's theoretically possible to grow a brand new male reproductive organ within an existing male organ as its eventual replacement with the aid of stem cells (i.e. via stem cell injection into the organ tissue).
The cells could then differentiate into specialized organ cells which could then divide, etc.
What are your fact-based opinions about this?
posted by Neutron12
on Dec 15, 2013 -
I am a runner, and soccer player. I have had 3 surgeries over the past 2 years to try to repair my right hamstring muscle from chronic tendionosis, hamstring syndrome, and I had a tenotomy.
Now according to my MRI:"At around mid part there is a scar tissue formation of approximately 3 to 4 cm in the biceps femoris muscle which ís the lateral side of the hamstrings. Both above and below the scar the muscle looks perfectly normal."
I currently have pain in any jogging, or specific use of my right hamstring muscle. I did rehab for 6 months post surgery in USA, but now I had to come to a small town in China, where there is no rehab.
Is scar tissue capable of being my main culprit for me have pain during jogging? How easily is scar tissue removed through foam rolling, deep massage, Active Release Therapy? Is 3 to 4 cm a lot of scar tissue? How long will it take me to remove that much? (ballpark).
How can I educate myself on what is going on with my body?
posted by crawltopslow
on Oct 14, 2013 -
Where can I have produced my own brand of custom-wrapped individual rolls of toilet paper? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo
on Jun 6, 2012 -
I don't think this is, strictly speaking, supposed to happen: meat often comes out of my head when I'm sick. Why? What does it portend? [Warning: so gross.] [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Oct 18, 2009 -
How would you detach primary adherent tissue cells from tissue culture polystyrene if trypsin/EDTA is ineffective? [more inside]
posted by Mapes
on May 18, 2009 -
What's a "Japanese napkin," in historical context? For that matter, what's the deal with paper napkins? [more inside]
posted by zennie
on May 1, 2008 -
I want to glue and layer tissue paper to bristol board. Help me pick out the right kind of adhesive! [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Looking for deep tissue massage therapist in Melbourne's eastern suburbs [more inside]
posted by hithere
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I'm trying to find some nice handkerchiefs for my lady. She uses them instead of tissues, and is often running out of them, so I'd like to shore up her supply. [more inside]
posted by breath
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I have to pee. I also have to blow my nose. Is it more environmentally friendly to toss my snotty Kleenex
into the trash or into the toilet (which I was going to flush anyway)?
posted by mookieproof
on Mar 22, 2006 -
Scientists (and others) are using modified inkjet printers to print a wide range of really nifty things
, such as working electronic circuits, 3D architectural models, and living tissue like organs and skin. My question is, do you have to modify one yourself, or are they for sale? Where would I get an inkjet printer that was capable of printing out a layer of resin or wax or whatever? The only one I can find is the kind that prints out edible birthday cake photos
posted by RylandDotNet
on Mar 26, 2005 -