occidental professor of chemistry mike hill comes up in google searches for a “miracle five minute nose job” — due to a press release run amok. his research involves a technique used to reshape cartilage and soft tissue on a molecular level. while they’ve demonstrated this on the ears of a rabbit and on corneal tissue, it’s a far cry from a surgery-free nose job. it should go without saying that this stuff is still pretty damn cool, with possible far reaching applications, even if you still need to go to a plastic surgeon for your face.
also worth noting that mike is far more affable than this photo makes him out to be. but that’s my fault. it’s so rare you find an actual functioning science lab with real slate blackboards anymore. couldn’t help it.