Scientists create human-sheep chimera with hopes of affordable organ transplants

A team of scientists has grown hybrid embryos in the womb of a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, and sparking ethical concerns.

The development could potentially save thousands lives among people who are in a need of vital organ transplants. Many patients die before they reach to the top of a queue, but scientists have long claimed organs like a pancreas for example, grown inside a pig, sheep or some other animal, could possibly not only save a life but also cure a chronic illness such Type 1 Diabetes.

This week, the team from Stanford University announced they had grown a sheep embryo injected with adult human stem cells for 28 days, including 21 days inside a sheep mother. The news was revealed at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas, the Guardian reports. The experiment had to be terminated, as U.S. law forbids developing cross-species embryos, called chimera, for more than 28 days.

Researchers had already created the first human-pig hybrid. The major difference this time is they achieved a much higher ratio of human cells to animal cells in the hybrid embryo, which is one human cell to about 10,000 sheep cells, according to Dr. Pablo Ross from the University of California.

To prevent the natural abortion of the unnatural embryo and create the part-human, part-animal chimera, the researchers use a gene-editing technique. First, they deleted genes needed for developing a certain organ in an animal embryo, then they injected human stem cells to fill the void. In 2010, Japanese scientists were the first to use this method to create a mouse and rat chimera, where the rat cells were introduced into a mouse to form a missing pancreas.

Last year, the same team that is now working on a sheep embryo, announced that it had, for the most part, cured diabetes in mice after transplanting a mouse pancreas it had grown in a rat.

There’s still a long way to go until this could be possible to replicate on humans, the researchers said. Unlike the rats or mice, both sheep and pigs have organs similar in size to those of a human.

“It could take five years or it could take 10 years but I think eventually we will be able to do this,” the study’s co-author Hiromitsu Nakauchi of Stanford University said.

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Scientists Discover New Human Ancestor

Picture source – Daily Express

A NEW species of human – the Homo Naledi has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, an international team of scientists have confirmed. The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

It looks less human than Australopithicus Afrensis, which has been pronounced NOT a human ancestor. But from a coule of glarting illogicalities in the scientists claim I would guess the new species closest relative is Piltdown Man

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Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips

Mel Phillips (source) – just posted the piccy to wind up the facebook hate mob

Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

So often it is Peter Hitchens, David Starkey, Ms. Phillips hersel, Richard Littlejohn, Nigel Farage or even Katie Hopkins (though she’s an amateur compared with the others) to articulate what is staring everybody in the effing face. And the rabid response from the left wing hate mobs only serves to underline the truth of what the ‘progressive left’ do no want said.

And what did the erudite but abrasive Melanie say on Question Time, you might well ask. Now I’m not putting this in quotation marks because I don’t remember the exact wording and the hospital connection is too slow to stream a replay of the show, but responding to a question on how the ISIS threat, the tide of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean and other aspects of third world meltdown should be dealt with, so that the people of the world come together to join hands and sing Kumbaya? She pointed out that we in the west always make the arrogant assumption that all the world’s people see things as we do and want the same outcomes as we want.

The worst culprits in denying human diversity are of course the very people who screech the loudest about the need for more diversity, the lefties. Marxism however, even the limp wristed Cultural Marxism of the twenty – first century, has always been about the suppression of diversity, the subjugation of individualism to the service of the state.

So when lefties talk of ‘diversity’ what they mean is a society of different skin colours but a single mindset, the Pensée Unique to use a lovely French phrase, which allows for no dissent or diversity of thought. This is of course, the traditional aim of tyranny.

Oh brave new world that has such creatures it it, one of Shakespeare’s characters might have quipped.

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How Drunken Monkeys Climed The Evolutionary Tree

drunken monkey

Alcohol was thought to have been first brewed by Neolithic farmers around 9,000 years ago when northern Chinese villagers made the happy discovery that fruit and honey could be fermented into an intoxicating liquor.

But new evidence suggests our ancestors had become accustomed to drinking nearly 10 million years before. So ignore those hand wringing, moanie – moanie fuddy – duddies and their ‘three thimblefuls a week makes you an alcoholic’ shit. If it wasn’t for booze we’d still be swinging around in trees. Booze culture is evolutionary

Anthropologists are now turning to the view that when primates left the trees and began walking on two feet they also started scooping up mushy, fermented fruit which was lying on the ground. And over time their bodies learned to process the ethanol present and their minds learned the meaning of “It’s party time.”.

 A team at Santa Fe College in the US studied the ADH4 gene  which enables us to produce an enzyme to break down alcohol in the body. Do not make the mistake of thinking this is linked to ADHD, ADH4 actually stands for Alcohol Deficiency Hopelessness 4 gene which is not present in miserable fuckers who never have a drink. Any primates unable to digest the fermented fruits would have died before passing on their genes, but those who could would have passed the drinking gene on to their offspring.

It was hypothesised that the booze metabolising gene did not appear until alcohol was first produced by early farmers in Asia. But researchers were amazed to observe it 10 million years earlier, at the end of the Miocene epoch.

The findings could explain why tree-dwelling orang-utans still cannot metabolize alcohol while humans, chimps and gorillas all of which are more familiar with the ground through hitting it face first while rat – arsed, can. The lesson we learn fom this is never go for a drink with an Orang Outan, they’s either get aggressive and beat the crap out of you because they are ten times stronger than an adult human male, or they’ll throw up on you, pass out and you will have to carry them home because no cabbie will take them.

Other that that, and bearing in mind another recent study showed that alcohol related illness is overstated, far more cases in the liver disease ‘pandemic’ are due to doctors overprescribing paracetamol than has been acknowledged preciously, your Boggart Bloggers advise you to get ready for a great Christmas. BRING IT ON.

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World IQ is falling in direct correlation to increase in global military spending

This is scary, very, very scary.

A colleague once said to me that with intelligence, common sense, perseverance and goodwill there is not challenge that human being, working together cannot overcome. This should provide a decent amount of hope that we can overcome the tsunami of shite our elites are directing our way right now. The greater challenge of course is first we must neutralise our elites and we have to do that quickly because their politicised education system is dumbing everybody down so fast we only have two generations at most before we are swinging around in trees again.

Since the dawn of time humans have become more intelligent with each generation. But a new infographic shows that since the introduction of trendy, ideologically driven education methods imposed by the globalists we are losing IQ at an alarming rate.

WORLD IQ LEVEL OVER TIME:

As the chart shows, average world IQ around the world has been steadily falling since the 1950?s. In fact, average IQ has fallen from 93 in 1950 to less than 85 today.

Meanwhile an even more disturbing trend can be seen in military spending.

INDEX OF MILITARY SPENDING SINCE 1950

Countries around the world spend nearly $2trillion a year on weapons and ammunition. The really big increase in global military spending started in 1950 – exactly the same time as our collective IQ started to fall out of our collective bottom. As a result on that there are two things we must consider very seriously.

1)There are thousands of lethal weapons in the hands of people with little education. Many of those people are in Washington, London, Paris and Moscow, while third world intelligence is holding steady.
2) The more and deadlier weapons the big countries possess, the easier it becomes to stop little countries becoming really problematic because ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’?

IQ statistics: University of Hartford
h/t for graphics Zero Hedge

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We Told You That GM Crops Are Harmless Claims Were Bollocks

Monsanto’s Roundup Read Crops And Roundup Herbicide Linked To Altered Testicular Function, Damaged Sperm and Reduced Fertility.

World Health Organization studies report about 20% of young European men have sperm counts below the reference level of 20 m/ml, and 40% have levels below 40 m/ml. Semen quality deterioration and fertility issues are also escalating, the research also concludes.

“Testicular germ cell cancer (TGC), which has been rising in the last five decades. Congenital malformations of the male reproductive tract, including undescended testes and incomplete fusion of the urethral folds that form the penis. Low testosterone.”

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Muntant human thing – messing up genes can cause problems (source: freakingnews.com)

from Natural Society
The effects of Monsanto’s RoundUp and its key ingredient glyphosate are becoming clearer with time as more research continues to be carried through. But even for years, scientists have suspected it of altering hormone and reproductive function. One of the most recent studies suggests it can impact testicular function in just eight days after exposure, meaning the need for precautions and interventions is an urgent one indeed.

About 20% of young European men have sperm counts below the World Health Organization reference level of 20 m/ml, and 40% have levels below 40 m/ml. Further, semen quality deterioration and fertility issues are also escalating.

“Testicular germ cell cancer (TGC), which has been rising in the last five decades. Congenital malformations of the male reproductive tract, including undescended testes and incomplete fusion of the urethral folds that form the penis. Low testosterone.”

The Institute of Science in Society points to endocrine-disrupting chemical glyphosate as a culprit.

The researchers, led by Prof. Gilles-Eric Seralini from the University of Caen, France, exposed rats to a concentration of just 0.5% RoundUp, similar to the level found in water after a crop is sprayed with the herbicide. They then measured sperm function at 2, 3 and 4 months following exposure. Continue reading …

There are many such independent studies which agree with these findings but it is particularly unusual for the World health Organisation to publish anything that could even indirectly be used against their corporate buddies.

One report does not make a conclusive case however and there is plenty of research that gives Monsanto’s products a thumbs up. We at boggart Blog are not qualified to comment on the biological and medical .aspects of the work byt we are rather good at researching sleaziness, bungs, payola, research grant phishing and related activities and our research in that fied shows, surprise, surprise, all the research that produces results favourable to Monsanto and their business partners was funded by …………………………wait for it………………………..Monsanto and their business partners.

Before you rot your bollocks and ovaries by eating genetically modified plant produce then, remember that linkS most modern science the research that has produced genetically modified organism is a load of corporate friendly bollocks.

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Artificial intelligence, far from being a boon to humanity might easily lead to mass unemployment and social breakdown if computers continue in extending their capacity to replace humans in jobs, experts warned days after it emerged that Google had beaten competitors to buy a firm specialising in this kind of technology.

Dr Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, issued his warning after news that Google had paid £400m for the British artificial intelligence firm DeepMind was revealed.

While Dr. Armstrong welcomed the internet search and advertizing giant’s decision to set up an ethics board to supervise the development and application of artificial intelligence, saying that such advances in technology carried a number of risks. Armstrong said computers had the potential to take over people’s jobs at a faster rate than new roles could be created. He cited logistics and administration as professions that were particularly vulnerable to the development of artificial intelligence.

Machines have already largely replaced humans in manufacturing while more and more sales functions are being carried out online. Only a few years after community High Streets filled with empty shops, now office developments are full of empty call centres. Dr. Armstrong also warned about the implications for uncontrolled mass surveillance if computers were taught to recognise human faces. “There’s a variety of short term risks for artificial intelligence, everyone knows about the autonomous drones”, he added.

Such concerns are often swept aside by “computer scientists” and media “experts” who are really just nerds so besotted with technology they hail every advance as a major step forward for humanity and never pause to consider that there might be a downside.

Some studies carried out by social scientists however have been looking into which jobs are the most vulnerable and there’s quite a lot of them in logistics, administration, insurance underwriting but ultimately a huge swathe of jobs are potentially vulnerable to improved artificial intelligence.” The Daily Stirrer has previously reported in this in ‘Will Humans become Redundant In Your Lifetime‘.

Such concerns have been reiterated by Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, who commented: “I think it is a very good thing that Google has set up this ethics board and I think there certainly are some short term issues that we all need to be talking about. “It’s very difficult to predict and that is of course a concern but in the past when we’ve developed new kinds of technologies then often they have created jobs at the same time as taking them over but it certainly is something we ought to be discussing.”

But will the nerds and the media wannabes allow discussion of what ought to be discussed? There’s an old adage that goes, “If you don’t use it you’ll lose it.” With a constant stream of propaganda from technology companies, academics and politicians brainwashing impressionable people into believing computers should be left to do the thinking because they are better at it than us, what will happen to our intelligence if we let computers do everything for us?

As computers become more intelligent while humans dumb down, they’ll stop being our slaves and become our competitors or worse. The race will be on to stay more intelligent than the machines and parents will have to select the right genes for their kids so that they stay ahead. Slaves to the machines, what a dystopian future we will be handing to future generations. We’re innovating ourselves into oblivion.

The DeepMind company was set up in 2011 by neuroscientist and former chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, along with partners Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman. The company specialises in intellectual property, namely algorithms and machine learning techniques for simulation, e-commerce and games. Phew, games; that’s a relief, I was beginning to think these people were a serious business.

Like Google’s other recent acquisition Nest, a major player in developing The Internet Of Things we are told although while they talk about developing intelligent fridges, microwave ovens and flat screen television their product portfolio to date is a thermostat which does exactly what analogue thermostats have done for over a century. Still while the nerds dream of the day when algorithms rule the world, they are not doing any real damage like developing new weapons of mass destruction for tyrants and war criminals to play with.

Deep Mind is also working in an area called Deep Learning which involves machines being ‘taught’ (nerds love to humanize machines, they mean programmed) to recognise patterns in massive aglomerations of data so computers will begin to learn how to recognise mundane objects such as cars, food items and possibly human faces.

Google anticipate using DeepMind’s expertise to improve the functions of its current products such as the Google Glass, the project that will stick Google’s ads and ‘suggestions’ in your face and generally distract you while you are driving a car, rock climbing, skiing, making love to your Google robot fuck buddy having a dump. The company also plans to extend its current artificial intelligence work such as the development of self-driving cars (so yo can get jiggy with your robot friend and simultaneously respond to Google’s ads and ‘suggestions’, while being driven to work, to distraction or to insanity.

Mao Tse-tung once said it is better to employ 1000 men to dig a ditch than to use one JCB and one man to dig the ditch, because if you employ 1000 men you put 1000 chickens on the dinner table for 1000 families instead of 1 chicken on the JCB driver’s table, and a pile of money in the JCB owner’s bank – or something like that. The evil old tyrant was on the right track.]

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