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Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffolds
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are using the decellularized husks of plants such as parsley, vanilla and orchids to form three-dimensional scaffolds that can then be primed and seeded with... 6 days
Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston
ABC NEWS Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus 6 days
Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body
SCIENCE DAILY Microbes have evolved over millions of years to live in and on all parts of the human body. Scientists have created new ways to reconstruct how this evolution... 6 days
New catalysts mimic human vision
SCIENCE DAILY Light sensitive molecules trigger vision inside our retinas. This phenomenon inspired researchers to create a new family of eco-friendly catalysts activated by purple LEDs for unprecedented transformations. 6 days
Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On 'Embryoids'
NPR Some recent studies in synthetic biology, they say, raise new questions about the ethical limits of creating entities that might feel pain or resemble human embryos... 6 days
First mutations in human life discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers. Analyzing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back in time to reveal how each embryo developed. The study shows that from the two-cell... 4 days
Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body
PHYS.ORG As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin and in our... 6 days
New catalysts mimic human vision
PHYS.ORG Photoreceptors in vertebrates typically consist of two separate colourless parts: an organic pigment and a protein. Combined, they create a colourful, light-sensitive molecule called an iminium ion that triggers vision upon light excitation. Inspired by this mechanism, a... 6 days
[Physiology] Stronger pancreas through starvation
Science Magazine Starvation stresses an animal and can cause tissue loss. Regeneration after refeeding seems to mimic developmental activation of cells and replenishes depleted tissues. Cheng et – [Read More] 3 days
Scientists map three-dimensional structure of protein that causes cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Rockefeller University have mapped the three-dimensional structure for one of the more notorious disease-causing molecules in the human body: the protein responsible for the genetic... 3 days
Silence is golden: Suppressing host response to Ebola virus may help to control infection
SCIENCE DAILY The Ebola virus causes a severe, often fatal illness when it infects the human body. Initially targeting cells of the... 4 days
Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have discovered that while survivors of childhood brain tumours have a similar Body Mass Index (BMI) to healthy children with no cancer, they have more... 2 days
Should the '14-Day Rule' for Growing Human Embryos Get Updated?
LIVE SCIENCE Ethical guidelines on lab-grown human embryos beg for revamping, scientists say. 5 days
Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devices
PHYS.ORG Microbiologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new way to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.... 6 days
Lust for power: Engineers develop non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
PHYS.ORG Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your... 7 days
How can a legally binding agreement on human cloning be established?
SCIENCE DAILY Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international debate. Researchers... 5 days
How can a legally binding agreement on human cloning be established?
PHYS.ORG Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international... 6 days
Researchers provide better understanding of the body's immune responses to implanted materials
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at MIT and Boston Children's Hospital have published a report today in the journal Nature Materials that provides a better understanding of the... 5 days
Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home
NEWS MEDICAL The majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home and are transmitted from the same family of mosquitoes, suggests new... 3 days
Nom Nom Nom: Prehistoric Human Bones Show Signs of Cannibalism
LIVE SCIENCE Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with scratch and bite... 2 days
Swedish researchers prove that 3D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implanted
NEWS MEDICAL Swedish researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model,... 4 days
Selectively blocking immune cells can prevent formation of scar tissue around medical devices
PHYS.ORG Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host's immune system.... 7 days
Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil
SCIENCE DAILY In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes... 4 days
[Research Articles] Influenza vaccines differentially regulate the interferon response in human dendritic cell subsets
Science Magazine Human dendritic cells (DCs) play a fundamental role in the initiation of long-term adaptive immunity during vaccination against influenza. Understanding... 4 days
WPI researchers grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in... 4 days
New research shows promise for the production of patient-matched blood cells for therapies, disease modeling and drug screening
SCIENCE DAILY An elegant system to derive blood cell precursors from human pluripotent stem... 6 days
First-in-human study shows positive results for new medicine that could reduce maternal deaths
NEWS MEDICAL The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences today announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that... 5 days
Heart tissue grown on spinach leaves
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing... 4 days
MSU lands $727,000 NIH grant to improve use of fish as disease models for human medicine
NEWS MEDICAL Michigan State University has landed a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve... 3 days
Potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular basis of an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, explains a new report. 5 days
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