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Stem Cell dental implants grow new teeth in 2 months

January 20th, 2019 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Apparently, the newest scientific discovery can possibly leave dentures and implants in the past, and make millions of people extremely happy. These two methods for a missing tooth or teeth can lead to serious dental health issues, such as discomfort and irritations, difficulties to eat, and pain in the case of dentures, while implants can […]

Neural stem cells grown from blood could revolutionize medicine

December 27th, 2018 at 2:22 am » Comments Off

Doctors could soon be able to grow new brain cells, which would help treat people with strokes or other neurological conditions, using just a small blood sample. Scientists from Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany and the University of Innsbruck in Austria figured out how to reprogram mature human blood cells into neural stem cells. Scientists […]

Scientists develop 10-minute universal cancer test

December 14th, 2018 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of dividing breast cancer cells. Inexpensive procedure shows whether patient has cancerous cells in the body, but does not reveal where or how serious it is. Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a […]

Inside the Controversy: Chinese scientists creating CRISPR babies

December 6th, 2018 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

A daring effort is under way to create the first children whose DNA has been tailored using gene editing. When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas from scientists not to make a baby using the technology, at least for […]

20 Americans die each day waiting for organs. Can pigs save them?

December 5th, 2018 at 1:19 pm » Comments Off

Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a think of the past. ANCHORING A ROW of family photos in Joseph Tector’s office is a framed, autographed picture of Baby Fae, the California newborn who made headlines in 1984 when she received a baboon’s heart to replace her own malfunctioning organ. It’s […]

With Personal Food Computers, nerd farmers are finding the best way to grow

November 28th, 2018 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

I’m Caleb Harper, principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Kent Larson courtesy of MIT Media Lab In his book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook details how grocery store tomatoes are both less nutritious and delicious than those grown decades ago. […]

Same-sex mouse parents give birth via gene editing

October 21st, 2018 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Scientists delivered pups with genetic material from two moms and two dads. But only pups with two moms survived to have babies themselves. BIRDS DO IT, bees do it—even laboratory mice do it. But with science in the mix, actually creating new life may not always require a male and a female. Using gene editing […]

Height, bone density, and more can be predicted using new DNA analysis algorithm

October 14th, 2018 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

A new computer model could accurately predict a person’s height to within one inch just by analyzing their DNA AI-driven diagnostic tools are undeniably on the precipice of revolutionizing how doctors treat and manage patients. The ability for machine-learning algorithms to crunch immense volumes of patient data and find patterns not visible to the eyes […]

Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper

October 5th, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

UC San Diego researchers develop new protocol for creating human cortical organoids, mini-brains derived directly from primary cells that can be used to better explore and understand the real thing. Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development , researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe […]

In the 23 and Me era, kids of sperm donors are finding each other

October 1st, 2018 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Imaging discovering you have a half-sibling you’ve never met—or dozens of them. Customers of genetic-information services are uncovering family secrets, and then using social networks to make connections.. When you use 23andMe’s DNA Relatives feature, you get a message cautioning you that the information you’re about to see could be unexpected. For Danny-J Johnson, that […]

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