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New Life?

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Some 40 years ago, we developed a strain of microbes that converted ammonia to nitrogenous gases.  The goal was to find a way to augment a waste treatment system’s ability to purify the water.  Oh, we found uses for it at many facilities.  Not the least of which were seasonal facilities that handled poultry wastes.  (These facilities ramped up to handle the demand for turkeys around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the ambient temperatures were pretty low.  That meant the normal capabilities of a system to biologically remove ammonia were greatly diminished.)

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A ‘chip’ off the old block?

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Well, here’s another chapter in the sci v. scifi book.  I wrote about Organovo and its artificial liver (https://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress/scifi-sci/ ) – not to replace a human’s organ, but to test various therapies and drugs.  Now, here’s another researcher’s take on that issue.

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How much is that?

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College tuition.  OK. Breathe… Yes, it’s high- very high.  It amazes me that the highest tuition in the land is to be found at a STATE university.  When I was going to college – back before we were a free nation- you could bank on two things.  State schools were cheap.  State schools were easier to get into.

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