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We Could Heal Spine Injuries in Humans by Studying Cells in Gecko Tails

Just... grow them back?<p>The gecko's remarkable ability to regenerate its tail in the space of a month could help scientists figure out how to heal …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

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Laser Blasts Could Finally Remove Those Annoying Squiggles in Your Vision

They're not uncatchable after all.<p>You've probably seen transparent squiggles swimming across your field of vision before, which are actually tiny …

To Find A Cure For Blindness, These Scientists Are Mimicking Fish Eyes

Using an anticancer drug, researchers have grown new neurons in the retinas of mice–a big step toward curing many forms of blindness in humans.<p>Retinas, the image sensors of the eye, don’t heal after damage from an injury or a genetic disease—at least not in mammals like humans. But the retinas in …

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Slugs inspire scientists to create super-glue that could be medical breakthrough

<b>Humans have slugs to thank for a possible medical breakthrough.</b><p>Scientists are developing a medical super-glue that they claim can seal wounds in …

'Origami organs' can potentially regenerate tissues: Bioactive tissue paper made from organs is pliable enough to fold into origami structures

Bioactive tissue paper made from organs is pliable enough to fold into origami structures<p>Scientists and engineers have invented a range of bioactive …

New hope nerves can be re-attached to spinal cord

A study by Kings College London examined a new surgery technique capable of reconnecting complex sensory neurons to the spinal cord. Specifically, …

China Regenerative's Stem Cell Research Sparks Hope – Bloomberg

China Regenerative's Stem Cell Research Sparks Hope<p>China Regenerative's Stem Cell Research Sparks Hope<p>China Regenerative's Stem Cell Research Sparks …

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Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

Research in The FASEB Journal reveals that the salivary peptide histatin-1 aids in wound healing<p>A study published online in The <i>FASEB Journal</i> delves …

Breakthrough biosensor stimulates sweat while patient relaxes

Sweat-monitoring wearables have been a hotbed of research over the last few years. The obvious hurdle for this technology has been the reliance on …

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

No More Injections<p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, a condition that can …

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, FDA Approves New ALS Drug

For Pete and Nancy Frates, today is a great day. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally released a medication to combat the …

Is that Possible to Trick Body into Accepting Organ Transplants?

While the organ transplant research and technology is consistently improving, organ rejection, both in the long and short term, continues to be a …

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

This week's Quirks Question comes to us from Sandra Pilgrim, who asks:<p><b>"If all of our cells are constantly renewing themselves, why does scar tissue</b> …

Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital research team makes medical breakthrough

A team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has discovered a new test to diagnose a rare disease, known only as IGG-4RD.<p>Rheumatologist Dr. Mollie …

Great solar eclipse countdown under way

How to enjoy the full eclipse experience on 21 August, during the first total solar eclipse to cross the USA from coast to coast since 1918<p>The countdown to the Great American Eclipse on 21 August is entering its final week as eclipse-watchers are completing their plans for the first total solar …

Biotech: Never Give Up

Perseverance is an admirable trait. Cancer drug developer XBiotech provides a case in point. The biotech company announced Friday afternoon that its late stage study for its experimental colon cancer treatment, Xilonix, has been discontinued after an interim analysis of the data. While it didn’t …

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New cancer imaging technique to help removal of tumors in one go

For many patients diagnosed with cancer, the primary treatment plan is surgery to remove the tumor, but in the quest to retain as much healthy tissue …

This New Device Can Hear The Actual Sounds Made by Individual Cells

How to hear cells turning cancerous.<p>Engineers have created a nano-sized optical fibre that can sense impossibly small forces, from the turbulence …

Gut check: A molecule that balances the immune system in the gut

Researchers have identified a fundamental way immune cells in the gut learn the difference between good and bad microbes. Professional …

Design Lessons from Evolutionary Biology

UX design benefits greatly from research surrounding market segmentation, personas, and analytics designed to understand the nuances of particular …

Researchers determine chemical composition of the stellar cluster Gaia1

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have determined chemical abundances of several elements for six giant stars of a recently discovered stellar cluster known as …

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fight malaria

Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in …