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China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Stem Cell Test Screens For Dangerous Drug Side Effects

Animal tests can only get you so far<p>A new test could help researchers understand how patients might respond to an unpredictable type of drug called a biologic. The test uses stem cells to give a more accurate prediction for how the drugs will affect a person's entire body, not just specific cells, …

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Skipping breakfast can raise your chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.<p>During the 16-year study, 7.3% of participants who reported regularly missing breakfast were diagnosed with coronary heart disease. Among their breakfast-eating counterparts 5.8% were diagnosed with CHD, …

6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

<b>By Aatif Zubair, Delhi Technological University, India</b><p>What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including …

Split brains reconnect via alternate routes

Scientists uncover how patients born without a corpus callosum can still communicate information between right and left brain.<p>Your brain is divided …

Beyond wearables: electronic implants could cure disease

Stanford University has developed tiny electronic implants which can be embedded deep within the body and powered wirelessly, potentially paving the way for 'electroceuticals' to cure depression, heart failure and Parkinson's<p>Electronic implants could provide instantaneous cures for diseases which …

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Placenta Harbors Bacteria, May Impact Fetal Health

Researchers have discovered a small community of bacteria living in a most unlikely place: the placenta, the organ that nourishes a developing fetus …

Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance …

Sound and vision: Visual cortex processes auditory information too

Scientists studying brain process involved in sight have found the visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears as well as the eyes when …

Ebola outbreak spreads to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has confirmed its first death from Ebola, with several more suspected to have succumbed to the deadly virus that swept across neighbouring Guinea earlier this year.<p>"I can categorically confirm that the Ebola sickness has materialised," said health ministry official Amara Jambai on …

Are Microbes Winning the Antibiotic Arms Race?

Lasers can help damaged teeth grow back, researchers say

When you damage a tooth, your dentist usually uses a filling or a crown to patch it up. But eventually, researchers say that your dentist might just point a laser at it, encouraging the tooth to regrow on its own. While it's no surprise that light causes reactions in the human body, some …

WHO postpones decision on destruction of smallpox stocks — again

The stalemate continues over the question of when to destroy the last stocks of the virus that causes smallpox, a killer disease that was eradicated …

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

DARPA teams begin work on tiny brain implant to treat PTSD

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has announced the start of a five-year, $26 million effort to develop brain implants that can treat mental disease with deep-brain stimulation.<p>The hope is to implant electrodes in different regions of the brain along with a tiny chip placed …

Most doctors would reject aggressive treatment if terminally ill, study finds

Almost 90 per cent of doctors would opt for a "do-not-resuscitate" order, Stanford University School of Medicine study finds<p>Most doctors would reject aggressive treatments if they were terminally ill, a study has found.<p>They would opt for "a do-not-resuscitate" approach should they find themselves …

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3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

New protein maps give insight into the human body

More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.<p>Now researchers have cataloged the vast majority of those proteins, …

For the first time in the lab, researchers see stem cells take key step toward development

The gap between stem cell research and regenerative medicine just became a lot narrower, thanks to a new technique that coaxes stem cells, with …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support for the benefits of knowing (at least) two …