Unapproved artificial organs implanted in humans

Unapproved artificial organs implanted in humans

Experimental implants manufactured at University College London were sent abroad and used on patients despite not having approval for human ...
Plagued by indecision? Drug may boost confidence, help treat schizophrenia, OCD

Plagued by indecision? Drug may boost confidence, help treat schizophrenia, OCD

Life is full of decisions, and sometimes it’s difficult to know if you’re making the right one. But a drug ...
Improving 'worst' environments in US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths, study claims

Improving ‘worst’ environments in US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths, study claims

That’s according to the first study to address the impact of cumulative exposure to environmental hazards on cancer incidence in ...

Epigenetic inheritance: Holocaust survivors passed genetic marks of trauma to children

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Genetic changes stemming from ...

Do our genes dictate how much sleep we need each night?

What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired ...
Human head transplant could be attempted by 2017: What are major questions?

Human head transplant could be attempted by 2017: What are major questions?

Is a human head transplant really possible? Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy says it is, and ...

For modern parents, how to weigh pros and cons of sequencing baby’s genome

At 31 years old, not a day goes by without overhearing one of my friends discuss the pros and cons ...

Doctors to begin scanning fetus’ entire genome for genetic abnormalities

If you could gaze into a crystal ball and discover whether your newborn baby might have health problems, would you ...

Invasive surgeries may be replaced with ultrasound therapy

Phyllis is having brain surgery. But she is wide awake. There are no scalpels and no blood, sliced flesh or ...

After transplant, nasal cartilage acts like a knee, even down to the genes

If you need a new knee, look no further than the end of your nose. It turns out that nasal ...

Scientists attempt to determine role of epigenetics in cancer

You could be forgiven for thinking of cancer as a genetic disease. Sure, we know it can be triggered by ...
Cold case: Cryogenics may enter modern emergency care

Cold case: Cryogenics may enter modern emergency care

Cryogenic preservation has long been fodder for science fiction films. But, emergency room doctors in Pittsburgh hope to save severely ...

Gene therapy can restore hearing to deaf poeple

In two months' time, a group of profoundly deaf people could be able to hear again, thanks to the world's ...
Acid bath stem cell method may work for human cells

Acid bath stem cell method may work for human cells

Scientists may have used the newly-discovered environmental stress method for inducing pluripotency in human cells. This could change everything ...

Acid bath reverts adult cells to pluripotent state

A little stress is all it took to make new life from old. Adult cells have been given the potential ...