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Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Genetics

Tripped T-cells reject transplant organs - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Certain cells “stick their feet” in the bloodstream to trip-up and …

Cow blood prevents globs of nano gold - Futurity

RICE (US) — A protein from bovine blood can keep gold nanoparticles from clumping in …

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Stem Cell Milestone Revives Intense Ethical Debate

Scientists in Oregon have achieved something that has eluded researchers for years. They have created stem cells that are tailored to individual patients, made from cloned embryos. That would open the door to treating many diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, spinal cord injuries …

Genetic 'typos' linked to testicular cancer - Futurity

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — A study looking at the genomes of more than 13,000 men …

Clawed frogs spread deadly amphibian fungus - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — The African clawed frog, a species used around the world for biomedical …

Cholesterol drug may block exercise benefits - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Experts urge doctors to reconsider statins for obese patients after finding …