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3D Printed Organs Allow Mice Birth Live Litters

The final aim of 3D printing organs is to meet the needs of any patient and now we’re closer than ever before. Though it still isn’t routine, a small …

Scientists Are Close To Finding An Anti-Ageing Drug For Humans

Those looking for the fountain of youth may soon need to stop looking.<p>Joint researchers across Washington University in St. Louis and Keio University …

Celebrity Style

Weed Could Be Key in Curing Alzheimer's Disease, So Should Drug Classification of Marijuana Change?

In news that might be counterintuitive to the common experience of how weed affects memory, researchers have shown that marijuana could have …

Microsoft Just Stored More Data on DNA Than Ever Before, Using an OK Go Video

So cool.<p>Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has set a new record by storing 200 megabytes of data on strands of synthetic DNA. That’s about 20 …

New clue to how lithium works in the brain

Since the 1970s, U.S. doctors have prescribed lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder. While the drug has a good success rate, scientists are …

Neuroscience

Made of gold, powered by heart cells of rats – meet the robo-ray

Tiny robotic stingray gives hope to scientists they can create artificial creatures and ultimately build a human heart<p>With a flash of light and a ripple of fin, the small aquatic robot set off across the water and into the annals of science as the latest advance in artificial creatures.<p>A melding of …

Could we upload a brain to a computer – and should we even try?

People have always dreamed about going beyond the limitations of their bodies: the pain, illness and, above all, death. Now a new movement is …

How synthetic biology will make more money than the entire computer industry

An example of synthetic biology is making 'real' milk without rearing cows.<p>Beneath all the fancy talk, economic growth comes down to something quite …

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …