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Gene find suggests hormone-free male birth control possible within 5 years

Scientists have found a gene that plays an integral part in male fertility, giving researchers hope for the future development ...

Two patients get eye stem cells transplanted to restore sight

Two people have had stem cells transplanted into their eyes as part of a clinical trial to restore their sight ...
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Biotech a drug discovery engine

We sometimes hear about diminishing returns in cancer research and development in the big pharmaceutical companies. They tell us, traditional ...

Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans

In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has ...

How environmental effects regulate genes

Swiss researchers provide evidence that a protein in the cell nucleus responds to environmental stimuli like a kind of sensor, ...

From stem cell to brain cell: New technique mimics the brain

A new technique that converts stem cells into brain cells has been developed by researchers at Lund University. The method ...
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Stem cells curb chronic pain in mice, will it work for humans?

Replacing dead or dysfunctional nerve cells with new, healthy ones derived from stem cells eases chronic pain in mice, a ...

Stem cell function loss can be delayed by finding their niche

Stem cells often lose their effectiveness when removed from their normal microenvironment in the body -- the "niche", as it's ...

Size and stickiness predict stem cell future

The size and consistency of fat-derived stem cells can predict what type of cell they will become—findings that could lead ...

Study finds voter genetics may predict election outcomes

New studies led by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows specific genetic traits may predispose people to ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...
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Radical life extension is already here, but we’re doing it wrong

Over the past twenty years, biologists have begun to set their sights on the aging process itself, in part by ...

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon be routine part of each patient’s medical record

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in ...
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Mechanical properties of stem cells can foretell what they will become

To become better healers, tissue engineering need a timely and reliable way to obtain enough raw materials: cells that either ...
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Scientists deploy genetics in search for bigfoot

Scientists are turning to genetic testing to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known ...

Personalized genetic testing not ready says medical group

Getting personalized genetic tests that can pinpoint your risk of developing a number of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's or ...

Could stem cells cure MS?

Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have become a popular potential therapy for numerous autoimmune and neurological disorders. But while these ...

Central nervous system stem cells shed light on mechanism that controls cell division

Animals consist of many distinct cell types, all of which originate during development from a single cell: the fertilized egg ...

Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat Arthritis

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic ...

Does Transhumanism create new social relations?

After a near decade of following the spread of Transhumanism, I finally began a PhD project to find out some ...
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What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the ...

Scientists discover marker to identify, attack breast cancer stem cells

Breast cancer stem cells wear a cell surface protein that is part nametag and part bull's eye, identifying them as ...

New technique reveals unseen information in DNA code

Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different ...

New fetal DNA test detects Down syndrome

A simple blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby ...
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California considers DNA privacy law

California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing ...

Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations

Why do we see the colors we do? Some of it goes back to the types of color-absorbing pigments that ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...