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Scientists Have Grown a Functioning Blood Vessel in Just Seven Days

Three years ago, a patient who was missing the vein that connects the gastrointestinal tract to the liver received a blood vessel transplant grown …

Drugs may work better depending on time of day

Scientists believe that drugs which target specific genes work differently depending on which time of day they are taken<p>Medication may work better if it is taken at a specific time of day, scientists believe, after finding the effectiveness of thousands of drugs is linked to the body clock.<p>Although …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

Velvet worm named after Studio Ghibli's Totoro

Velvet worms are adorable caterpillar-y looking things, silently plodding along on stumpy legs in tropical forests around the world. A recently …

3D-printed syringe pumps could cut the cost of scientific research

Used in laboratories to administer small amounts of liquid for drug delivery or chemistry research, syringe pumps can cost research labs hundreds or …

First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.<p>A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, <i>Nature News</i> reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future …

WHO Endorses Blood Transfusions to Combat Ebola

Is it really the least bad option they have?<p>In the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has declared that treating patients with the blood of Ebola survivors should be a top priority.<p>The latest count suggests that more than 3,700 people across five West …

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …