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Transgenic Stem Cells Lead To A Genuine Miracle Cure

Sometimes I read a science paper and I just say “Holy cow, this is amazing.” I don’t have that reaction very often, but I did last week.<p>Amidst all the hype, the hope, and the controversy about gene therapy and stem cell research, some very real progress is being made. Scientists can create working …

Stem Cells

If your dog is about to die, why not clone it?

A researcher in South Korea claims he can clone your pet. All he needs is some tissue from the animal and £66,000<p>Insung Hwang's business, according to his website, is "healing broken hearts". Specifically those of people who have lost a beloved dog. Now he is to offer his therapeutic services in …

Next Generation of GMOs Escapes Regulation

Twenty years ago, proponents of genetic engineering promised that GMO foods would increase yields, reduce pesticides, produce nutritious foods and …

Stanford develops CRISPR-based therapy for sickle cell disease

A team of Stanford scientists are making great progress in their search for a cure for sickle cell disease, and they want to start human trials as soon as 2018. They used CRISPR to fix the mutated gene that causes the illness in human stem cells taken from actual patients. The CRISPR technique gave …

Hydra can modify its genetic program: Certain cells of the animal change to overcome the loss of its nervous system

Certain cells of the animal change to overcome the loss of its nervous system<p>Champion of regeneration, Hydra is capable of reforming a complete …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Dolly the Sheep cloner considers re-creating woolly mammoth

Sir Ian Wilmut, who created the famous cloned sheep, examines in a new article how he might take bone marrow from a woolly mammoth and re-create the species.<p>We're soon going to be able to live forever.<p>One resuscitation expert offered recently that death will be reversible.<p>So the distinctions …

Paleontology

New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer

A new drug is being developed that could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer in its tracks.<p>Researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, are working on a novel compound that targets a well-studied protein called Bcl3, which has been shown to play a crucial role in breast cancer’s …

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's Disease

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Pill could help humans live longer

Scientists have found that activating a protein called sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) extended the lives of mice and delayed the onset of age-related diseases. The discovery could lead to drugs that help to keep people younger and healthier<p>A pill which could ward off ageing has come a step closer after tests of …

A Watershed Moment: Floating LilyPads use nanotechnology to fight water pollution

(Courtesy Puralytics)<p>While architects often dream of floating houses and cities of the future, a new floating technology is promising to clean up our …

Marine plastic pollution: the threat pervading Australia's waters

The waters around Australia are riddled with more than 4,000 tiny pieces of plastic per square kilometre, posing a threat to marine life and humans, new research has found.<p>The study, conducted by the University of Western Australia and CSIRO, found the vast majority of plastic particles were …

Brazil Olympics: Super-bacteria found in Rio sea waters

<b>Researchers in Brazil have discovered drug-resistant bacteria in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.</b><p>The "super-bacteria" are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics.<p>Researchers …

Brazil

Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their …

Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill

Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is to soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.<p>More than 200 birds have been fouled by oil from the spill, caused by a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Birds Threatened by Coastal Bend Oil Spill

Texas's Coastal Bend bird population can barely flap its wings after a barge and ship collided in Galveston Bay two weeks ago, coating the bay and its birds in 100,000 gallons of heavy fuel.<p>The Coast Guard has recovered more than 300 oiled birds—an overwhelming majority of them dead—from the bay …

Birds

It’s Not Just Wind Turbines and Oil Spills — Solar Power Kills Birds, Too

Some birds just can’t res­ist fly­ing too close to the sun — and burn­ing to death in the pro­cess.<p>In Cali­for­nia’s Mo­jave Desert, a sol­ar-en­ergy …

BP's Lessons in Playing Nasty or Nice

Within weeks of the epic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP apologized, acknowledged partial blame, began paying claims and cleanup costs, and …

BP accused at trial of lying about oil spill

In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers have said at the opening of the second phase of the company's trial.<p>A lawyer for BP told the US District Court in New Orleans on …

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