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Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant
Biology

Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

February 02, 2017Published in the journal Cell last week, researchers have successfully created the first human-pig hybrids by growing human cells inside early-stage embryos. This breakthrough raises the prospect of growing human organs in non-human hosts. Image Source: Guardian Science and Tech/YouTube As of November 2016, there were 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.

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Biology

Have a Kidney Stone? Ride a Roller Coaster!

October 01, 2016 Image Source: Disney Wikia A professor from Michigan State University discovered riding roller coasters can help dislodge kidney stones and help patients pass them with nearly a 70 success rate.David Wartinger, a professor in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, recently conducted a pilot study in which investigated a claim laid on to him by patients which seemed incredibly bizarre.
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Biology

And the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to... Cannibalism?

October 05, 2016The 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work in autophagy, or how cells & 39;eat& 39; themselves. Image source: Nobelprize.org Autophagy - from the Greek auto (self) and phagein (to eat) - describes the process by which your cells & 39;digest& 39; their unneeded proteins and other materials through internal recycling mechanisms.
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Biology

3D-Printed Bone Heals Injuries Faster

October 01, 2016The wonderful world of 3D printing is truly a marvel of modern science. Materials science engineers are applying this flexible technology to the problem of bone healing with & 39;hyperelastic bone& 39;. Image source: Science The healing of bones in humans is a long and painful process.
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Biology

Universal Biosensor Saves Lives With Real-time Tracking

December 31, 2016For people living with illnesses, constantly tracking vitals, glucose levels and other bodily chemicals can be crucial. One team of researchers developed a universal biosensor to aid in these processes. The biosensor monitors a variety of chemicals in the bloodstream in real-time. It can even be used for tracking certain chemicals relating to life-threatening conditions such as cancer or thrombosis.
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Biology

These Mini-Brains Could Lead to Huge Possibilities

December 30, 2016Although they sound like one of Frankenstein’s creations, mini-brains are real. Mini-brains, also known as organoids (organ buds), are laboratory grown bundles of cells. The three-dimensional structures come from human stem cells. Image Source: Flickr/Day Donaldson Scientists use mini-brains to help study brain development as well as to understand various diseases such neurological disorders.
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Biology

Doctors Discovered A New Way to Heal Wounds Without Leaving Any Scars

January 16, 2017Doctors have discovered a breakthrough in healing wounds. They are now able to manipulate scar tissue to regenerate skin which enables a wound to heal naturally.Doctors began their research at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. An intense study took place over a number of years along with the Plikus Laboratory for Developmental and Regenerative Biology at the University of California, Irvine.
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Biology

Scientists Have Officially Discovered A New Organ

January 05, 2017Scientists recently discovered a new organ in the human body, one that was there all along. The Mesentery will become the body& 39;s 79th organ. The word itself means “in the middle of the intestines.” It is a double fold of peritoneum, abdominal cavity lining, which attaches our intestines to the abdominal wall.
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Biology

20-Cent Paper Centrifuge Can Detect Malaria in 15 Minutes

January 12, 2017Researchers from Stanford University have developed a hand-spun centrifuge mainly made out of paper. The Centrifuge is extremely light and costs just 20 cents. The simple device inspired by an ancient children& 39;s toy is named “paperfuge”. This low cost and power free centrifuge can detect malaria in blood in a mere 15 minutes.
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Biology

Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

February 02, 2017Published in the journal Cell last week, researchers have successfully created the first human-pig hybrids by growing human cells inside early-stage embryos. This breakthrough raises the prospect of growing human organs in non-human hosts. Image Source: Guardian Science and Tech/YouTube As of November 2016, there were 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.
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