Growing your own bones

In just a few years, you might be able to grow your own replacement bones from stem cells ...

Bonobo genome completed

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has ...

Spinach ‘reduces epigenetic bowel cancer risk’

Scientists have shown that eating spinach could partially offset the risks of developing the cancers associated with a carcinogen in ...

‘Waking up’ hair follicles could help cure baldness

Experts have found a way of waking the hair follicles to help restore a natural growth ...

Stress blocks gene that guards brain against depression

Chronic stress appears to block a gene that guards against brain atrophy associated with depression, according to a study in ...

Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or ...

Manipulating chromatin loops to regulate genes may offer future treatments for blood diseases

In exploring how proteins interact with crucial DNA sequences to regulate gene activity, researchers have shed light on key biological ...
How did species evolve? Giants of genetic theory go mano a mano

How did species evolve? Giants of genetic theory go mano a mano

A disagreement between the twin giants of genetic theory, Harvard University's Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson of Oxford University, is ...

Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?

The race to make fake meat just got interesting. Two scientists on opposite sides of the world both claim to ...

Some embryonic stem cells more powerful than first believed

Here's a biggie uncovered by scientists led by Samuel L. Pfaff of the Salk Institute: A small number of human ...

Stem cells in the news and Yokohama, Japan

The tenth annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is winding down in Yokohama, Japan. But ...

Researchers say Parkinson’s cure may lie in the human nose – USA Today

University of Louisville researchers hoping to find a cure for Parkinson's disease have discovered an unlikely potential treatment — stem ...
Genetic control of germination in plant

Genetic control of germination in plant

The tiny seeds of the obligate root parasitic plants of the Orobanchaceae do not germinate unless they detect chemical signals ...

Blood-brain barrier building blocks forged from human stem cells

The blood-brain barrier may be poised to give up some of its secrets as researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

Genetic testing for nutrition – it’s finally here

After Nutrigenomix testing, patients will no longer be given generic advice such as “cut back on salt.” Instead, they will ...
South African Police back in Parliament to recommend DNA database

South African Police back in Parliament to recommend DNA database

Some years ago a draft bill — the Criminal (Forensic Procedures) Bill — was tabled in Parliament but was sent ...
Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Is being gay in people's DNA? A new study was launched earlier this year to try and find the elusive ...

A huge step for gene therapy

A new gene therapy from researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital gives hope to children born with an extremely rare ...

Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does ...

Scots-US tie-up on stem cells

Scientists in Scotland and California are to collaborate on medical research that could give new hope to millions with life-threatening ...

Ovarian cancer: experts call for genetic screening

Women with nonmucinous ovarian cancer should be routinely screened for BRCA1/2 mutations, say the Australian authors of groundbreaking research which ...

Diabetes drug may kill cancer stem cells, study says

Results from a new study suggest low doses of the diabetes drug metformin may effectively destroy pancreatic cancer stem cells, ...

How kidneys keep hold of early stem cells

Scientists have identified two proteins that are required to maintain a supply of stem cells in the developing kidneys of ...

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell treatment of heart attacks

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into ...

Tracking stem cells in the body

Researchers at the University have developed new methods to track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them ...

Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...

Genetic testing to choose the right antidepressant

Medication selection is part of the art of psychiatry, but, now, testing is available that promises to make it more ...
European researchers crack embryonic stem cells mystery

European researchers crack embryonic stem cells mystery

In their groundbreaking study, a European team of researchers evaluated embryonic stem cells grown in a pure undifferentiated state. The ...