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Researchers Breathe Life Into Hopes for Lab Grown Lungs

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December 22, 2013
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Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It's a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could lead to the creation of lab-made lungs, using a patient's own cells. Sharon Reich reports.


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AFP (Aug. 5, 2013) — Scientists on Monday unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger, serving it up to volunteers in London in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. The five ounce patty, which cost more than 250,000 euros ($330,000) to produce, has been made using strands of meat grown from muscle cells taken from a living cow.
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From Petri Dish to Plate, a $330K Hamburger

From Petri Dish to Plate, a $330K Hamburger

AP (Aug. 5, 2013) — The world's first test tube burger was cooked and eaten in a demonstration of "cultured beef" technology. Volunteers said it lacked flavor, but its developer hopes lab-grown meat can help the environment and feed a growing population.
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Man Grows 1613 Lb. Pumpkin.

Man Grows 1613 Lb. Pumpkin.

CBC (Oct. 2, 2012) — An Annapolis Valley man has grown a 1613 lb. pumpkin, breaking the record for the heaviest one grown in Atlantic Canada.
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Once a Niche, Local Foods Now Big Business

Once a Niche, Local Foods Now Big Business

AP (July 16, 2014) — Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. With more than $25 million in help from the federal government, so-called "food hubs" have made locally grown foods available to hospitals, schools, restaurants and grocery stores. (July 16) Video provided by AP
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