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"Dark Matter" DNA Influences Brain Development

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes—long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions—has teased scientists for more than a …

Genetics

Woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists develop first diagnostic test

A British woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists discover 10 molecules linked to the condition which could lead to the first diagnostic test.<p>Researchers at Manchester University first began to believe Parkinson’s might have a discernible odour when Joy Milne of Perth, …

Key to immune system’s memory revealed

Monash University scientists have defined a novel molecular ‘blueprint’ that plays a pivotal part in the immune system’s ability to fight disease by …

Immunotherapy

Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats

As we age, memory function tends to suffer. Understanding and preventing this creeping deficit is a priority for many scientists. Now, a recently …

Meet the animal scientist trying to grow human organs — in pigs

Heavyweights<p>Near the campus cow pasture, a scientist works to grow human organs — in pigs<p>D<p>AVIS, Calif. — Like many of the scientists who helped usher …

Most versatile stem cell ever may help us understand miscarriage

The most versatile stem cells ever created could enable researchers to better understand the biological mechanisms behind many failed early …

Stem Cells

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine

In a new film to coincide with the recent launch of the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, researchers discuss some of the most exciting …

UK Universities

New stem cell line could open new doors in medical research and treatment

A Fresh Start for Stem Cells<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K. and their collaborators have developed what could …

Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer

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Genetics
Neuroscience

Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

<i>How to build organs from scratch</i><p>Every year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the …

Procter & Gamble

How Scientists Will Beat Aging in Our Lifetimes

There are several technologies in development that could dramatically reduce the effects of aging, even in the next few years.<p>Even in 2017, anti-aging and lifespan-increasing technology still feels futuristic. But this new video from Kurzgesagt presents several technologies close to completion that …

Rats with HUMAN brains – human/rodent hybrids created in lab spark ethical nightmare

It emerged that scientists are integrating clusters of human brain cells into rodent brains in a bid to treat a number of illnesses from Alzheimers …