Decellularization is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. This scaffold of connective tissue - called a "ghost organ" for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.This is in the experimental stage.
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We are kicking off the work week with the Trona Pinnacles, one of the most unique landscapes in the California Desert.

The area consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.

When visiting this area you will understand why more than 30 movies and commercials are filmed here every year. Ideally suited for science fiction backdrops Star Trek V, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Battlestar Galactica were all shot here.

Visit the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office to #DiscoverTheDesert yourself.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

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Mars retrograde
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Arno De Pooter - Untitled project 

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following back everyone
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Unpacking Mona Lisa at the end of World War II (1945)

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promoting random new followers to over 15k!!
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Om Mane Padme Hum
the jewel of the lotus rests in the heart
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