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Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

Garrett was born with a defective windpipe. His condition, known as left his trachea so weak the littlest thing makes it collapse, cutting off his ability to breathe.

"When he got upset, or even sometimes just with a diaper change, he would turn completely blue," his mother says, "and that was terrifying."

So the Petersons contacted at the University of Michigan, who specializes in conditions like Garrett’s. He teamed up with , a biomedical engineer who runs the university’s , to create a remarkable solution to Garrett’s problem — a device that will hold open Garrett’s windpipe until it’s strong enough to work on its own.

A model of Garrett's trachea, along with splints similar to those used in the operation.

A model of Garrett’s trachea, along with splints similar to those used in the operation.

Juliet Fuller/University of Michigan Health System

Death deemed the only punishment for blasphemers in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD - The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) has ordered for deletion of life imprisonment term from “Tahafaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat” law, saying sentence in blasphemy case is only death sentence and awarding any other punishment in this respect is not lawful. A five-member…

*sigh* This is why I’ll always speak out against religion

(Source: pakistantoday.com.pk)

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