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New procedure uses stem cells and patient’s own body fat to rebuild breasts

It's almost every woman's dream: Getting rid of unwanted fat and getting a breast enhancement at the same time ...

Create a baby from stem cells? Research suggests possibility

A breakthrough in fertility research lays open the possibility that gay and lesbian couples could someday have children who are ...
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How genetics shape political beliefs

Studies of identical twins unequivocally demonstrate the heritability of politically related behavior. What they do not do, though, is explain ...
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Gene therapy: Triggering turning genes on and off with light

U.S. researchers have developed a system, triggered by blue light, that can seek out and turn on or off any ...
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Bid to save Indian state Chhattisgarh’s wild buffaloes through cloning

Indian state Chhattisgarh has begun an ambitious programme to increase the population of the wild buffalo through cloning ...

Mouse eggs created from stem cells

Mouse eggs can now be cooked up from scratch. Using stem cells, a Japanese team has created healthy eggs that, ...

DNA sequencing: Is science fiction becoming medical fact?

In two papers in major scientific journals, researchers today suggested pushing DNA sequencing into more routine use in the clinic, ...

New DNA test pinpoints newborns’ genetic diseases in days

A faster DNA sequencing machine and streamlined analysis of the results can diagnose genetic disorders in days rather than weeks, ...
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ACLU asks Supreme Court to rule on gene patents

The ACLU has petitioned the US Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit Court’s decision that an isolated DNA sequence ...

Stem cells need recovery time

A new study describes the mechanism behind impaired muscle repair during aging and a strategy that may help rejuvenate aging ...
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Gene therapy used to combat immunodeficiency

UCLA researchers are using a gene therapy to restore the immune systems of children with so-called "Bubble Boy" disease. The ...
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‘Humanized’ mice advance study of rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have developed the first animal model that duplicates the human response in ...

Stem cells transplanted into 1st Macular-Degeneration patient

StemCells Inc. (STEM) said it transplanted neural stem cells into its first patient with dry age-related macular degeneration, pushing forward ...

Animal models get closer to mimicking humans: Could help with treatment of diseases

Animal models contribute significantly to our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathologies. However, few models predictably translate preclinical findings ...
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Anti-genetics NGO slams technique to eliminate hereditary diseases as unethical manipulation

The Center for Genetics and Society, which opposes gene modification on ideological grounds, is portraying as unethical a fertility treatment ...
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Past and future: Re-examining Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned animal

Fifteen years ago, scientists in Edinburgh announced to the world an incredible breakthrough: the creation of the first cloned animal--a ...

Are animal traits the result of behavioral epigenetics?

A plant that is unremarkable in one environment becomes an invasive species in another, pushing through house foundations and sprouting ...

DNA construction technology makes genetic engineering cheaper, faster

Sequencing, splicing and expressing DNA may seem to be the quintessence of cutting-edge science—indeed DNA manipulation has revolutionized fields such ...
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Whole-genome sequencing tracks spread of severe intestinal disease in sub-Saharan Africa

The emergence and spread of a particularly virulent and rapidly evolving strain of Salmonella bacteria may have been made worse ...

Study sheds light on bone marrow stem cell therapy for pancreatic recovery

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone ...
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DNA test for babies speeds diagnosis

A new technique for quickly analyzing the DNA of newborns zeros in on mutations that can cause disease, demonstrating that ...

Statistical method will analyze important, poorly studied areas of human genome

Each year, more and more pieces of the human genome puzzle fall into place, but large holes still remain. Researchers ...
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Study shows epigenetics of adult stem cells influences organ creation

A team led by Manel Esteller, director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program in the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...
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Could hand-made humans may hold the key to saving the world?

I propose that we consider another solution to the problem of climate change that has not been considered before and ...

First large scale trial of whole-genome cancer testing for clinical decision-making

For the first time, researchers have conducted a large trial in which they tested the entire genome of individual breast ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating traumatic brain injuries?

As part of Rainbow Coral Corp.'s mission to deliver effective new cures for traumatic brain injury, the company is investigating ...

Stem cell-modifying antibodies could be used for regenerative therapies

Stem cell therapeutics firm Medistem and Superview Biotechnology signed a collaboration centered on the use of Medistem’s stem cell lines ...

Plant stem cells: The next generation in skin care technology

Since the dawn of time, humans have stumbled upon various natural ways to keep their skin youthful-looking—even if they didn’t ...