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Creating the first lab-made human heart

Using image scans, a glass mold, and stem cells, Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Aviles has nearly created a transplant-ready human nose. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that surgery could occur later this year, but first the nose must be removed from the patient's arm, where Aviles is hoping that skin will …

How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear

As far back as he can remember, George McCann lived in fear. When he was asleep he would have horrific nightmares filled with violent images. When he was awake, he often felt threatened by people, including members of his own family. And when he felt threatened, he would become aggressive, even …

Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America

When Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed his stance on gay marriage after his son came out as gay, he joined a tidal wave of Americans who have altered their views on the subject.<p>This dramatic change forms the backdrop to two Supreme Court cases this week about the constitutionality …

Low-cost device averts baby brain damage

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> A new $40 device could protect the brains of oxygen-deprived babies born where doctors can’t afford the $12,000 units used in …

‘Smart’ chemo drug goes easy on fertility

<b>NORTHWESTERN (US) —</b> A new chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles is less toxic to young women’s fertility but extra tough on cancer, say …

New tool predicts blood clots after surgery

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Scientists have developed a more accurate way to determine which patients are at highest risk for blood clots in their legs or lungs …

Schizophrenia risk shows up in kids’ brain scans

<b>UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) —</b> Brain scans of children at risk of schizophrenia reveal neural circuitry that’s hyperactivated by tasks that peers with no …

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Harvard Scientists Develop Blood Cleansing Technology That Treats Sepsis

Scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a technology called "Spleen-on-a-chip." The blood-cleansing technology is a new type of sepsis …

The Dangers of Social Isolation

You say you want to be alone? Think again. Researchers have found that older people with fewer human contacts are more likely to die—even if they're …

Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are Most Likely to Reoffend

Brain scans of convicted felons can predict which ones are most likely to get arrested after they get out of prison, scientists have found in a study …

Vitamin D may lower diabetes risk for obese kids

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> Vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help lower their risk of …

Violent games strongly linked to youth crime

<b>IOWA STATE (US) —</b> A new study suggests there’s a strong connection between violent video games and aggressive behavior in kids.<p>Matt DeLisi, a …

Scanning felons' brains could help predict whether they'll reoffend

Over five decades since <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> foretold a future where experimental science is used to "cure" repeat offenders, a study of 96 male felons has used brain scans to predict the likelihood of falling back into crime. While the neuroscientist who led the study, Kent Kiehl of Albuquerque's …

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Allergy drops instead of allergy shots?

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Liquid drops with small amounts of purified grasses, ragweed, dust mites, pollen, or mold can be a safe and effective …

Cancer scientists hope genetic markers will reveal how disease develops

The discovery of new genetic markers for common cancers will pave the way for tests that predict an individual's risk of disease and guide how they …

Color-code test finds 10x more biomarkers

<b>U. WASHINGTON (US) —</b> A new method for color-coding cells lets scientists illuminate 100 biomarkers to help analyze individual cells from cultures or …

Prostate cancer breakthrough: Q&A

Scientists have hailed the "single biggest leap forward" in their understanding of the genetic causes of prostate cancer, from a huge study involving …