Biobag is a device looking like huge ziplock bag strewn with tubes of blood and fluid. Biobag is an artificial womb. It was invented for preemies. They could stay in Biobag to normal labour time.

Before we can talk about human, it was tested on eight fetal lambs.

In Biobag they could continue their fetal life. Lambs were stay in Biobag for four weeks. In this time their lungs and brains evolve, tehy overgrow with wool, they started to open eyes and swallow.

Fetal lambs stay in Biobag from 105 to 120 pregnancy week. Its similar period as 22 to 24 pregnnancy week in human. After that time, lamb fetuses were taken to the incubators and was given all the treatment as human preemies have.

The study showed that lambs from Biobag was in similar condition as lambs form Cesarean section in 120 day of pregnancy. So, the progression has exactly the same time as in nature. There was no abnormalities in brain or lungs- teh organs that are sensitive and can be harm in preemies.

Neonatologists from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia says that lambs in this special bagd evolve correctly.

It gives a hope for many human preemies. Especially for these, who are born about 28 week of pregnancy. These babies are expose to many health complications and diseases which have an impact on their lives.

In Poland 6-7 % of newborns are born before the date. Babies needs intensive care and special equipment to save their lives.

Nowadays many of slightly premature babies dies (10 percent in US and 20 percent in Poland). Biobag could save them.

Biobag as a false uterus sounds like something from science- fiction movies. But it can be a tool to save human lives.sheep

Read and watch more:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/25/15421734/artificial-womb-fetus-biobag-uterus-lamb-sheep-birth-premie-preterm-infant

Biodiversity

April 26th, 2017

Biodiversity can lead modern agriculture to the success.

Without agricural cultivation people will lose very important source of food. That is the source we can’t replace by anything else. We have to do everything we can, to enrich cultivation and keep the environment.

In modern ecological agriculture, we want to come back to times,
when man and his environment lived together in perfect harmony. When agriculture coexisted with natural ecosystem, included microorganisms, plants and animals.

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Biodiversity should be understanded as biological plurality in plants, animals and microorganisms and genetical variability of each species and ecosystems.

On Earth Summit 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, 154 countries accepted Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is the international agreement which defines principles about protection, multiplication and usage of biodiversity. The CBD is main document which determines the goals of local and international politics.

Scientists assessed that without governmental support and with negligence of international conventions, more than 20% species living on Earth, will die before 2020.

Current agricultural and forestry trends leads to degradation of species and ecosystems.

For example, years ago in India 30 000 different types of rice were farmed. Nowadays, on account of consumption usefulness it is only 10%. And it happens in every country on Earth.

Without biodiversity soil goes to waste.

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Biodiversity is counteracting erosion and it has positive influence to whole ecosystem, soil microfauna included.

If we want to contract soil waste and yields decreasing, we need to bulid farms with biological plurality. Enriching agriculture should improve biodiversity. For example, we can make habitats for different kinds of blooming plants on the margin of agricultural field. That will attract bees so they can pollinate growing plants.

Sections with lots of plants will attract insectivorous birds so they can protect agriculture from insects that can destroy our agriculture.

Research in 2012 in small village Pągów (Poland) showed that using different types of bloomming plants can attract useful organisms. Researchers provided that biodiversity attracts bees- farming and wild both, bumblebees and other insects which can fight against parasites. And its on the most ecological way. Without using toxic pesticides.

In the end we can tell, that blooming plants blend is very important element on ecological infrastructure of farms.

Importance of Insects

July 15th, 2016

The Insects are everywhere even if we don’t like them. They are the most common animals of our planet. Many of them are not discovered yet.  About 1,5 milion of them have been named. This number is three times bigger than all of other animals. Some people say that it is only a small part of the all species in the whole world.

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Organic way to wash your car

April 20th, 2016

The organic way to wash your car is really easy and cheap!

One of the best things about natural cleaning is that you have all needed products in your home. You can use all of things that are needed to clean house. It’s another way to save Earth!

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Ways to save Earth

March 14th, 2016

Ways to save Earth

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Probably the most of you are wondering how to save our Earth. There are a lot of ways that you can do it. You can save the Earth essay, for real! As all we know save Earth means save life. It may seem like one person behavior would not make difference. Actually there are a lot of ways that can help. We count on you!

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Yellowstone Park

February 22nd, 2016

Yellowstone Park – Wonderland

In the whole world we have a lot of Parks. We were writing about them in posts KAZA – the biggest conservation area in the world and Things you may not know about Venezuela’s falls – The Angel Falls. Let’s  focus on one places that almost everyone want to see – Yellowstone Park. Really big part of people think it’s the most beautiful Park on the Earth. Here are few facts about it. Enjoy!

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Air pollution and heart disease

February 15th, 2016

Hello Greenzoners!

Do you remember our post about “saving clean air”?

This time we will talk about link between air pollution and health of heart. There were a lot of discussion about their connection. The Researchers have found connection between specific kind of air pollution in urban areas and  cardiovascular disease like heart attack.

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Love Penguins

January 29th, 2016

Last time we were talking about Lemurs. Today we focus on Penguins. Probably everybody has seen penguin walk. It move swaying from side to side with each step like an upside down. It is a result of being heavy animal with short legs. The scientists have found interesting information. This is a very efficient way of walking that to the swaying motion leading to an 80% energy saving compared to a more static walk.

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Let’s talk about the Lemur

January 22nd, 2016

The Lemurs popularity has increased significantly after the premiere of Madagascar movies. King Julien is smart, confident and fantastic Lord. We checked how does look like lemur’s real life.black and white lemur

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Disease of smoking

January 16th, 2016

Do you know the risks of smoking? Here are few of possible diseases which are result of cigarette smoke.

Cancer the main result of smoking

First and the best known is cancer . Smoking people are more likely to become ill. This is particularly true of mouth, lung, esophagus, stomach and pancreas cancer. There are suggestion that smoking may also increase the risk of cancers of the liver, colon and rectum.
The research show that almost ninety percent of lung cancer are a result of smoking.

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