How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

Adam and Eve, a pair of black mice, lived for less than two years and never left their home at ...
NIH controversy: Should human mind and brain research be considered clinical trials

NIH controversy: Should human mind and brain research be considered clinical trials

Scientists studying human behaviour and cognitive brain function are up in arms over a plan by the US National Institutes ...
Fountain of youth? Stem cells show promise in slowing aging, rejuvenating brain -- in mice

Fountain of youth? Stem cells show promise in slowing aging, rejuvenating brain — in mice

Stem cells in the brain could be the key to extending life and slowing ageing. These cells — which are ...
Can genetically modified viruses stop antibiotic-resistant infections?

Can genetically modified viruses stop antibiotic-resistant infections?

Genetically modified viruses that cause bacteria to kill themselves could be the next step in combating antibiotic-resistant infections. Several companies ...
'Wake up call': Farm animal overuse drives jump in antibiotic-resistance genes

‘Wake up call’: Farm animal overuse drives jump in antibiotic-resistance genes

Eighteen months ago, a gene that confers resistance to colistin — known as an ‘antibiotic of last resort’ — emerged ...
Bacteria in your gut may influence effectiveness of drugs for cancer, Parkinson's

Bacteria in your gut may influence effectiveness of drugs for cancer, Parkinson’s

Researchers now have evidence that healthy people metabolize some drugs in different ways depending on their microbial make-up. ... To ...

Scientists control mouse’s brain with laser to make them eat milkshakes quicker

Lasers shone into the brains of mice can now activate individual neurons — and change the animals behaviour. Scientists have ...
Largest study of transgender teens to assess treatments during puberty

Largest study of transgender teens to assess treatments during puberty

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For transgender children who ...
US Olympic teams experimenting with brain stimulation to improve athlete's performance

US Olympic teams experimenting with brain stimulation to improve athlete’s performance

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Elite ski jumpers rely ...
CRISPR promises to revive endangered species, introduce new pets

CRISPR promises to revive endangered species, introduce new pets

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Until now, researchers had ...
US panel greenlights '3-parent embryos' for IVF, but boys only

US panel greenlights ‘3-parent embryos’ for IVF, but boys only

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The US Food and ...

Optogenetics brain studies may reveal unintended results, complicate research

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the tightly woven ...
Neuroscientists peer into brain seeking roots of suicide

Neuroscientists peer into brain seeking roots of suicide

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Suicide is a puzzle ...

Pig organs may soon be suitable for human transplant, thanks to CRISPR

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  For decades, scientists and ...
Antipsychotics given to patients without mental illness despite questions of effectiveness and risks

Antipsychotics given to patients without mental illness despite questions of effectiveness and risks

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Antipsychotic drugs are widely ...

How much access to DNA databases should be shared with public?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  After dozens of unsuccessful ...

US genetic health studies fail to accurately represent country’s ethnic makeup

The clock is ticking for experts charged with designing a U.S. government programme to collect genetic, physiological and other health ...

U.S. researchers question inconsistent prosecution of scientific misconduct

Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on July 1, Dong-Pyou Han, a former ...
Congress debates blocking federal support for embryonic genome editing, introducing religious oversight

Congress debates blocking federal support for embryonic genome editing, introducing religious oversight

The U.S. House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable ...

US to end almost all research using chimpanzees

Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ...

Youthful blood may not be a miracle elixir against aging, despite hopeful research

For decades, scientists have sought to understand the anti-ageing effects of parabiosis, a technique in which researchers sew a young ...

New stem cell type could allow growing human organs in animals

A newly discovered type of stem cell could help provide a model for early human development — and, eventually, allow ...

Embyro editing experiment continues to roil scientists

In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree ...

Details expected to emerge on President’s personalized medicine initiative

During his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama announced a programme called ...
Rebel doctor challenges ban on HIV-positive organ donors

Rebel doctor challenges ban on HIV-positive organ donors

An estimated 12,000 people in the U.S. contracted HIV from transfusions between 1978 and 1984, leaving the public terrified. In ...

DNA sequencing saves newborns’ lives, but what happens to personal genetic information?

By two months of age, the boy was near death. He had spent his entire short life in the neonatal ...

World stem cell scientists look to Japanese human trial with hope

“It’s awesome, it’s amazing, I’m thrilled, I’ve been waiting for this,” says Jeanne Loring, a stem-cell biologist at the Scripps ...

Engineered spleen fights sepsis

Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A ...