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A New Documentary Promises to Prove We're Not Alone in the Universe

Film distributor The Orchard just picked up the rights to release a documentary called <i>Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human</i> …

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Books

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Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

Genetics

UK firm buys Sardinian DNA samples for research into disease and ageing

Tiziana Life Sciences says prevalence of centenarians in Ogliastra region of Italian island is almost 50 times that of UK or US<p>A British biotech company hopes a genetic study of a population in eastern Sardinia with an unusually high number of centenarians could help to develop new drugs and …

Genetics

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

A bionic skin could soon be a widespread reality

As the intersection of medicine and technology continues to blur the line between science fiction and real world science, a recent innovation in …

Medical Technology

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Optogenetics is one of the greatest achievements in gene splicing over the last decade, as it has helped researchers see how the brain works in animals by making neurons react to light. For the first time, however, the technique will be tried on a human subjects to help legally blind folks see for …

Behind the Story: Washington Post Explores New Wave Feminism

<i>Feminism has come to mean many different things to many different people. At first, it was straightforward enough. From the late 19th century to the early 20th, western feminism meant equal economic, voting and marriage rights.</i><p><i>But that was hardly enough: more women rallied to the cause. The</i> …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

New electronic skin could help give prosthetic limbs a human sense of touch - Science News - ABC News

Prosthetic limbs could soon be covered in an electronic skin that mimics human touch, researchers say.<p>This week's issue of Science reports on the …

Stanford University

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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

We Are Now Closer Than Ever to Being Able to Genetically Engineer Babies and Mutants

At best, my affinity for scientists translates into a deeply earned position in the long canon of non-scientists independently googling their way to …

The DNA of these real-life superhumans could be worth millions

Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. While both conditions have negatively impacted the men's health at various points in their lives, researchers at pharmaceutical companies are paying through the roof to have access to their DNA, and that of others like them.<p>If the …

Mutations

New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Arjun Walia <br>Collective Evolution<p>Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it …

Scientists hope man with killer mutant gene who refuses to die will provide clues to cure disease

The new approach was turning genetics research on its head, said Dr Eric Schadt, director of the Icahn Institute, a medical research institute at …

Genetics

Humans of the Future May Be Able to Alter Genes by Thinking About Them

The power of the human brain is one of the most popular subjects in science fiction movies from telekinesis to telepathy. We’ve already reported on …

Brainwaves

Pharma Companies Switch Gears: A New Market Emerges Called 'The Fountain Of Youth'

Allergan’s Botox was the first product to change the face of women and even men in the last decade. Today we are seeing a whole suite of companies coming up with pharmaceutical magic potions to keep people feeling and looking young forever. The search for a magical elixir to prolong life does not …

Biotechnology

Killifish as a Platform for the Study of the Biochemistry of Aging

There are many trade-offs to be made in aging research, and most of them involve the balance between expended resources and time on the one hand and …

Biology

Study on How to Feed Your Genes: Part 1

It’s taken me more than 15 years of work – good old fashioned research combined with biohacking and self-experimenting – to figure out the …

Diabetes

Epilepsy drug shows promise for reducing stroke-induced brain damage

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the US, affecting more than 795,000 Americans every year. But according to a new study, a drug …