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Stem cell transplantation into mouse cochlea may impact future hearing loss therapies

Researchers in Japan who evaluated the risks and efficacy of transplanting two varieties of stem cells into mouse cochlea have ...

Gene therapy curbs nicotine addiction in mice

Forget patches: gene therapy could suppress cigarette cravings by preventing the brain from receiving nicotine. The treatment is effective in ...

Stem cells injected into mice with muscular dystrophy

For the first time, scientists have turned muscular dystrophy patients' fibroblast cells (common cells found in connective tissue) into stem ...

Advances in genetic testing allow for more personalized medical treatments

"Without question, man's knowledge of man is undergoing the greatest revolution since Leonardo. In many ways personalized medicine is already ...
Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

In a new study, researchers have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, thereby paving the way for a ...

Are facial expressions genetic?

“The statistical correlation between the facial expressions of sighted and blind individuals was almost perfect,” Matsumoto said. “This suggests something ...

Harvard Bioscience stem cells in Russian tracheal transplants

(Nasdaq:HBIO), a life sciences tools company, says the first two successful stem cells laryngotracheal transplants have been completed in Russia, ...

Central body to oversee ‘biobanks’ storing human tissue

THE CREATION of a single Government-funded body to oversee the retention of human tissue samples has moved a step closer ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Owning genes

While the country breathlessly waits for the Supreme Court to decide on Obamacare, there is another court battle to keep ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...