STAP cells, glowing green, have been integrated into the mouse fetus’s body tissues. Credit: Haruko Obokata Researchers have observed that plants, when stressed, can reprogram their cells into stem cells, capable of differentiating into many different cell types. Now, it appears mammals can perform the same trick. New Method of Creating Stem Cells is a "Game Changer" - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com
Does Evolution Evolve Under Pressure? - Wired Science In 1996, Susan Rosenberg, then a young professor at the University of Alberta, undertook a risky and laborious experiment. Her team painstakingly screened hundreds of thousands of bacterial colonies grown under different conditions, filling the halls outside her lab with tens of thousands of plates of bacteria. “It stank,” Rosenberg recalled with a laugh.
Malcolm Gladwell: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair? Toward the end of “The Sports Gene” (Penguin/Current), David Epstein makes his way to a remote corner of Finland to visit a man named Eero Mäntyranta. Mäntyranta lives in a small house next to a lake, among the pine and spruce trees north of the Arctic Circle. He is in his seventies. There is a statue of him in the nearby village. “Everything about him has a certain width to it,” Epstein writes. “The bulbous nose in the middle of a softly rounded face.
Longevity Gene: Discovery opens the door to a potential 'molecular fountain of youth' Jan. 31, 2013 — A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, represents a major advance in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind aging while providing new hope for the development of targeted treatments for age-related degenerative diseases. Older and fitter? New findings from a UC Berkeley-led study could have implications for the development of treatments for age-related degenerative diseases.
Photo: Bukowsky18 (CC) [disinfo ed.'s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on May 14, 2001. Some links and contact information may have changed.] A worldwide epidemic is raging. The cause is a poisonous chemical sweetener, aspartame (marketed as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful), the most controversial food additive ever approved. The Aspartame Epidemic
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MIT and Hong Kong University researchers have shown that some simple biodegradable liquids can stop bleeding in wounded rodents within seconds, a development that could significantly impact medicine. When the liquid, composed of protein fragments called peptides, is applied to open wounds, the peptides self-assemble into a nanoscale protective barrier gel that seals the wound and halts bleeding. Once the injury heals, the nontoxic gel is broken down into molecules that cells can use as building blocks for tissue repair. material stops bleeding in seconds
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Penn Medicine News: One Shot of Gene Therapy and Children with Congenital Blindness Can Now See PHILADELPHIA – Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides.
Athletes and arthritics rejoice: Wake Forest researchers have combined low-cost cell printing and electrospinning to create implantable cartilage. Hybrid 3-D Printer Used to Create Cartilage Implants | Wired Design
11.19.2007 - New technique captures chemical reactions in a single living cell for the first time UC Berkeley Press Release
BioFuel Cell Uses Glucose in the Body to Produce Electricity for Cyborgs Researchers at Joseph Fourier University in France have created a new biofuel cell that harnesses oxygen and glucose from the body to produce electricity. Glucose biofuel cells (GBFCs) were placed inside the bodies of rats, and displayed peak energy densities of 24.4 microwatts per milliliter – better than many pacemaker batteries.
Does The Family Really Need Lipitor and Aspirin? - ThePeoplesChemist.com | ThePeoplesChemist.com Some things won’t change this year.
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Sep. 5, 2012 — A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard has created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints. Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself: Biocompatible material much tougher than cartilage
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UC Davis News & Information :: Chemical widely used in antibacterial hand soaps may impair muscle function
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Scientists can now block heroin, morphine addiction
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MIT Develops a Magnetic Hypospray for Needleless Shots
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New View of Depression: An Ailment of the Entire Body
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Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby?
Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields
Why do cells age? Discovery of extremely long-lived proteins may provide insight into cell aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Babies with three parents possible within three years
Cold Plasma Kills Bacteria Better Than Antibiotics
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