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Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

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Mouse with"human ear"

The “mouse-ear” project began in 1989, when Charles Vacanti managed to grow a small piece of human cartilage on a biodegradable scaffold. After 8 years, Charle’s team got to the stage where they could mould their sterile biodegradable mesh into the exact shape of a 3 year-old’s ear. The cartilaginous ear was implanted under the skin layer of the mouse, and seeded with cells from a cow.

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

<b>The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?</b><p>If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.<p>Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

A cat that has been genetically modified glows green This cats marks an advance in AIDS research, as its cells are able to resist the FIV…

<b>A cat that has been genetically modified glows green</b> This cats marks an advance in AIDS research, as its cells are able to resist the FIV virus that causes AIDS in cats (Read more)

A worker at Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Company in northern China pieces together plastinated human parts (yes, made from the bodies of t…

A worker at Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Company in northern China pieces together plastinated human parts (yes, made from the bodies of the unclaimed deceased)<br>The completed piece will be put on exhibit for people around the world to see. Read more

Scientists are learning how to grow custom-made body parts so they can be ready when you—and your vital organs—start falling apart

Scientists are learning how to grow custom-made body parts so they can be ready when you—and your vital organs—start falling apart. At the University of Minnesota, Doris Taylor and her colleagues strip organs of their cells, reseed the organ “skeletons” with living cells, and watch as the organs start working right in front of their eyes. more here