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Editing stem cell genes will "revolutionize" biomedical research

Applying a dramatically improved method for "editing" genes to human stem cells, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of neuroscience Su-Chun …

Genetics

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an energetic activator of the body's immune system, according to new research.<p>When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the …

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

<b>To get the best answer―in business, in life―you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an</b> …

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a …

New ways to treat solid tumours

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of scientists has shown that an antibody against the protein EphA3, found in the micro-environment of solid …

Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School

Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The …

Education Technology

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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Vicki Hornbuckle used to play the piano at her church. But that was before her liver started failing.<p>"I had to give it up because I couldn't keep up," says Hornbuckle, 54, of Snellville, Georgia. "I didn't have the energy to do three services on Sunday. You're just too tired to deal with anything. …

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A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist.<p>The violent collision 66m years ago, which occurred in the …

Danish Scientist Kicks HIV Virus Out Of Body Cells For First Time

But an HIV cure is “many, many years away”.<p>But there are those in the HIV/AIDS community calling for the public to have some realistic expectations about the chances of finding a workable vaccine or cure.<p>"I sometimes get the impression that the public thinks medical researchers can solve any …

12-year-old scientist helps prove invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water

Florida sixth-grader Lauren Arrington's school project ended up in a real scientific journal paper<p>Lionfish, with their tall, thin fins and red stripes, may look pretty to some observers. But they're highly venomous, and are considered an invasive species by the US government because they devour …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Teaching Secrets: Get to Know Students Through Seating Challenges

Complete Coverage<p><i>Where do I sit?</i> It's the universal first question, at the top of students' minds as they cross the threshold of my room on the first …

The Marshmallow Challenge, a Great Team Building Exercise

I am on Spring Break this week and have been going through my Blog Post Drafts. I came across this empty post that was titled Day4- The Marshmallow …

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

Why sea ice grows at one pole, but shrinks at the other

There have been dramatic, yet differing, changes in sea ice cover at the poles over the past 35 years, according to a new analysis of satellite …

Climate Change

Climate Change Likely To Lead To More Kidney Stones

Drink lots of water.<p>The hotter weather expected with climate change is likely to cause a litany of figurative aches for humanity (and already is), but some of those pains may be quite literal. A new study found that higher temperatures significantly increase the risk of developing kidney stones, …

Placenta Evolution and a Sexual Cold War

With their impressive fins and stunning colours, the poeciliids—a group of small fish that includes guppies, mollies and swordtails—are understandably popular in aquariums. Some have beautiful fan-shaped tails that look like flamenco dresses. Others resemble Kandinsky paintings given life.<p>But some …