The Daily Populous

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 evening edition

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Soon, though, patients might have a new source for brand new lungs: the lab.

In it, they detail their latest milestone along the path to creating lab-grown lungs for humans: they can now successfully transplant these bioengineered lungs into pigs.

To do this, they removed all of the cells and blood from pig lungs using a mix of sugar and detergent.

They then added cells from recipient pigs' own lungs to each of the scaffolds and let the lungs grow for 30 days.

Finally, they transplanted the four lab-grown lungs into the four recipient pigs.

Within two weeks, the transplanted lungs had already begun to establish the robust networks of blood vessels they need to survive.

During two months of post-transplant observation, the researchers found no signs that the animals' immune systems had rejected the new lungs. »

Spotify removes episodes of podcast hosted by Alex Jones

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Spotify has deleted several episodes of the podcast hosted by Alex Jones, an Austin, Texas-based right-wing conspiracy theorist and founder of Infowars, after a backlash on social media this week over the distribution of his episodes as other websites removed some of his content.

The specific podcast episodes deleted by Spotify were determined by the music streaming service to include hate speech.

Spotify can confirm it has removed specific episodes of 'The Alex Jones Show' podcast for violating our hate content policy," the company said in a statement late Wednesday. »

Judge Rules Albuquerque Civil Forfeiture Law Unconstitutional, Upholds Innocent Until Proven Guilty

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Judge Browning’s ruling is the latest flashpoint in the battle against civil forfeiture in New Mexico, which has been a surprising hotbed for reform.

Spurred in part by those Kinsley gaffes, lawmakers unanimously approved legislation to abolish civil forfeiture throughout the state.

Those municipal forfeiture programs also violated New Mexico’s sweeping reform: When the state voted to abolish civil forfeiture, it required all forfeiture proceeds to be deposited in the general fund. »

Keeping Up With The Kardashians may make viewers cold-hearted towards poor, study suggests

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Television shows which glamourise fame, luxury, and wealth accumulation such as Made in Chelsea or Keeping Up With The Kardashians, make viewers cold-hearted towards the poor, a new study suggests.

New research from the London School of Economics (LSE) found that even 60 seconds of exposure to materialistic media is enough to significantly increase anti-welfare sentiment.

Study author Dr Rodolfo Leyva of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications said: “Humans are inherently materialistic but also very social and communal. »

TIL of the most rural post office in the US; the Supai Post Office is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and is serviced by a mule train that takes 2.5 hours to reach it. It services the Havasupai reservation and demonstrates the obligation of the US Postal System to service every community.

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Winifred Gallagher, author of How the Post Office Created America: A History, argues that the post office is not simply an inexpensive way to send a letter.

The Crown’s post was established by the English monarchy and used primarily for communications between the colonies and England.

Unlike private competitors Fedex and UPS, the US Post Office cannot pick and choose where they deliver based on profit. »