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Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal - ExtremeTech

By on April 9, 2014 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In a landmark study sure to provoke …

Eleven hospital trusts named in DNA sequencing project

An estimated 75,000 patients will be invited to donate their DNA for research into causes of rare diseases and cancers<p>The NHS has named the first 11 hospital trusts that will map DNA on a scale never before attempted by sequencing the genomes of tens of thousands of patients, in a project that …

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

Wandering Mitochondrial DNA Hint at New Ways to Fight Disease

Time to rewrite the textbooks. Scientists have watched mitochondrial DNA transfer from healthy cells into tumour cells - something that everyone …

5 of the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

The pharaoh that wouldn't be forgotten - Kate Green

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #7

5 Signs of a Modern Mass Extinction | What the Stuff?!

The Ups and Downs of Air Turbulence

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Why is it Harder to Drive Backwards?

The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained (Part 1)

5 FALSE History Facts Everyone Knows | What the Stuff?!

First stem-cell therapy approved for medical use in Europe

The NHS could start prescribing stem-cell therapies within the near future after the European Medicines Agency gave the go ahead for the first treatment<p>The first stem-cell therapy has been approved by European regulators in a major step forward for advanced medicine in Britain.<p>The European …

Stem Cells

What to Know About Weight Loss Surgery - Consumer Reports

About 113,000 people get weight-loss surgery every year. And growing research shows that the procedure can help many people lose weight and control …

The best medicine books of 2014

Today’s “best of” list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine.<p>Today’s list of “best of” are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. This genre always produces a …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Combining The DNA Of 3 People Raises Ethical Questions

In a darkened lab in the north of England, a research associate is intensely focused on the microscope in front of her. She carefully maneuvers a long glass tube that she uses to manipulate early human embryos.<p>"It's like microsurgery," says Laura Irving of Newcastle University.<p>Irving is part of a …

Gene error 'reduces heart attack and cholesterol risk'

<b>People who carry errors in a single gene could be protected against heart attacks and high cholesterol, American research suggests.</b><p>The New England Journal of Medicine study reveals one in every 650 people could have genetic faults that halve the chance of suffering heart attacks.<p>Drugs that work on …

Medical Research

Genetic Analysis Of 110-Year-Olds Finds No Secret

They're keeping their longevity tips close, for now.<p>Is the secret to long life in a gene? We don't know, for now. A recent project to read the entire DNA sequence of 17 people aged 110 or older has found… there's nothing particularly different from ordinary folks.<p>It is known that super-longevity is …

Genome testing is now easy, fast and pretty

Genome testing gear doesn't get a lot of love. Like a lot of lab equipment, it tends to be ugly and unwieldy -- it's not designed with the same elegance as the smartphone in your pocket. Mercifully, the crew at Fluidigm appears to have solved those problems in one shot with its Juno genotyping …

How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.<p>In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History</i> …

Genealogy

Researchers Have Just Found A Better Way To Edit DNA

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped

For four years, it burrowed inside a man's head. Now, researchers are learning how.<p>For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man’s …

This App Promises to Read Your DNA And Give You Personalised Health Advice

Taking care of yourself is about to get a whole lot easier, with the introduction of a new app that gives you personalised health information based …

DNA tape recorder stores a cell's memories

If cells could talk, they’d have quite a story to tell: Their life history would include what molecules they’d seen passing by, which signals they’d …

Genetics

Stress reaction may be in your dad’s DNA

<b>Stress reaction may be in your dad’s DNA</b><p>Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests.<p>Male mice subjected to unpredictable stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress, according to a study published online Tuesday in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>The secret might be hidden in a small change in how certain genes are regulated in the sperm of the father and in the brains of offspring, the study found.

Researchers Find How Mutant Gene Can Cause Deafness

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies.<p>The new study, published November 20 in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, shows how mutations in a gene called <i>Tmie</i> can cause deafness from birth. Underlining the critical nature of their findings, researchers were able to reintroduce the gene in mice and restore the process underpinning hearing.<p>“This raises hopes that we could, in …

Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us?

Could cancer be our cells’ way of running in “safe mode,” like a damaged computer operating system trying to preserve itself, when faced with an …