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Japan approves scientist’s plan to create world’s first Humanimals

November 1st, 2019 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

  For the first time, a government is supporting a plan to create animal embryos with human cells and bring them to term, resulting in a type of humanimal known as a human-animal chimera. According to Nature, a committee from Japan’s science ministry signed off on a request by researchers to grow human pancreases in […]



Scientists create a device that can mass-produce human embryoids

October 4th, 2019 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

  These human embryo-like structures (top) were synthesized from human stem cells; they’ve been stained to illustrate different cell types. Images (bottom) of the “embryoids” in the new device that was invented to make them. Yi Zheng/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that […]



Mini-brains grown in a lab have human-like brain activity

September 10th, 2019 at 3:29 am » Comments Off

A new study promises new paths to research mental illness, but raises questions about whether so-called organoids could develop consciousness Alysson Muotri was dumbfounded when the pea-sized blobs of human brain cells that he was growing in the lab started emitting electrical pulses. He initially thought the electrodes he was using were malfunctioning. Muotri was […]



Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

September 9th, 2019 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

Aged rat brain stem cells grown on a soft surface (right) show more healthy, vigorous growth than similar aged brain stem cells grown on a stiff surface (left) New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, […]



‘Extraordinary’ breakthroughs in anti-Aging research ‘will happen faster than people think’

September 3rd, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

People 50 and older have a lot to look forward to, according to Juvenescence’s Greg Bailey—mainly that we won’t be aging as fast or poorly as our parents. “Science fiction has become science,” said the UK-based anti-aging biotech’s CEO about the company’s completing its $100 million Series B round of financing last week. “I think […]



This Lab-grown patch could repair your heart after a heart attack

June 28th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

   Patches could help repair damaged hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 735,00 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 610,000 die of heart disease. Those who survive heart attacks remain at serious risk […]



Dentists are asking parents not to throw their kids’ baby teeth, here’s why

June 9th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Do you remember the strange thrill of losing a tooth when you were a child? On the one hand, you had the distressing feeling of seeing blood and feeling it pop out. At the same time, you knew something exciting was going to happen when you put it under your pillow. If you were lucky, […]



Device tests thousands of stem cells super fast

April 25th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Institute for Molecular Engineering researchers have developed a “lab-on-a-chip” that could help us understand how single stem cells react to different molecules and environments. (Credit: Zhang et al.) A new “lab-on-a-chip” can examine thousands of individual live cells over a weeklong period, performing experiments that would take more than 1 million steps in a laboratory. […]



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 […]



Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

July 29th, 2018 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor […]



Robots can grow humanoid mini-organs from stem cells faster and better than people

May 23rd, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Automated robots now have the tools to grow imitation, simplified human organs out of stem cells. Thankfully, we weren’t transported to a sci-fi dystopia where the machines have risen up and started to farm humans, but rather a world where pharmaceutical and other biomedical research just became much easier and faster. Give these robots some […]



Japan approves first trials of stem cell-based heart treatment

May 17th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

iPS procedure raises hopes for alternative to donations and artificial organs TOKYO — Japan is set to host the world’s first clinical trials involving the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to treat heart failure. A special health ministry panel on Wednesday gave Osaka University the green light to carry out the study, pending […]