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Scientists grow full-sized, beating human hearts from stem cells

February 19th, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

  Heart tissue, seeded with induced cardiac cells, matures in a bioreactor that the researchers created.It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the […]



Self-Propelling pills could mean the end of needle vaccines

February 13th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

These pills work like tiny speedboats. Open Wide A new type of tiny motor can help shuttle life-saving vaccines to where they need to go. For infants or those of us who are squeamish around needles, that could mean a future with fewer shots and more effective medicine. The problem with oral vaccines — ones […]



Why Super Bowl Champion Terrell Davis is betting on the future of CBD

February 12th, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

Terrell Davis, two-time Super Bowl champion talked to TheStreet about CBD and why he decided to partner with Defy. Don’t know what CBD is? “I was on anti-inflammatories for many years for not only pain and joint discomfort but for my migraines. And we all know that the long term effects of being on anti […]



Molecular machinery that makes potent antibiotic revealed after decades of research

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Discovery by Rutgers and other scientists could lead to new antibiotics and anticancer drugs The 3D structure of McbBCD, an enzyme (protein) that makes the potent antibiotic microcin B17 from a smaller protein known as a peptide, as revealed by X-ray crystallography. The red spheres show chemical “cycles” formed by the enzyme that are required […]



Giving poop is the new giving blood

February 2nd, 2019 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

  A side effect of donating blood is the self-satisfaction in knowing that you’ve done your duty to help save a life. The whole process only takes about 15 minutes and you’re rewarded with a juice box and free cookies. While giving blood is super important—and always will be—if you really want to go the […]



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