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Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

Scientists search for way to help burns victims regenerate skin

British scientists are hoping to find ways to help burns victims regenerate new nerves and skin so that they are only left with minimal scarring.<p>It is believed that at one point humans had the ability to regenerate skin but it was lost over time. The liver still has the ability to regenerate itself.<p>…

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

To cut ICU superbugs, disinfect all patients - Futurity

WASHINGTON U.- ST. LOUIS (US) — Bathing all patients daily with a germ-killing soap and …

Intensive Care

Mom's gastric bypass surgery might benefit her offspring's DNA

When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn't the only one affected: children born to women after they've undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.<p>That's according to a small new study published in <i>PNAS</i> this …

Medical marijuana users can drive drugged, rule Michigan courts

In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That's what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving "under the influence" of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts <i>medical</i> marijuana …

Stroke patients see signs of recovery in stem-cell trial

<b>Five seriously disabled stroke patients have shown small signs of recovery following the injection of stem cells into their brain.</b><p>Prof Keith Muir, of Glasgow University, who is treating them, says he is "surprised" by the mild to moderate improvements in the five patients.<p>He stresses it is too soon …

Stem Cells

Did Rock Climbing Help Us Start Walking Upright?

A new theory suggests humans became bipedal so that we could scramble up rugged terrain.<p>The story of how humans evolved from knuckle-walking primates to upright bipeds is still a matter of great debate among anthropologists. One of today's leading theories suggests that our forest-dwelling …

How to Grow a New Windpipe from Stem Cells

Born without a windpipe because of a rare condition called tracheal agenesis, Hannah Warren spent the first two and a half years of her life in a hospital, breathing through a tube doctors inserted through her mouth. But last month, in a nine-hour surgery, Hannah received new trachea grown from her …

Medicine

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Watches

Diet Soda Teeth Harm as Bad as Crack or Meth: Study

<b>Diet soda teeth harm?</b> A case study has found that drinking diet soda can do as much harm to a person’s teeth as regular methamphetamine or crack …

Dentistry

Gut–brain connection is a two-way street, study says

A UCLA study suggests that bacteria ingested in food – such as yogurt – can affect our brain function.<p>Researchers have known that the brain sends …

Wellness

Painkillers can increase risk of heart attack, study says

High doses of painkillers such as diclofenac and ibuprofen have been found to increase the chance of heart problems by a small amount, according to …

'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue

A French company will be moving forward with implanting a new artificial heart that incorporates biological tissue from a cow. Earlier this month Carmat won approval from four different cardiac centers in Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Poland, and Belgium. While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the …

Team picks apart structure of HIV's shell - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The first description of the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, …

HIV

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Drink milk to increase child's IQ, pregnant women told

Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine, which is found in milk, or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.<p>A study of more than 1,000 pregnant women found those who consumed lower amounts of iodine, which is …

Prenatal Development

Associated Press News

Jodi Arias Sentencing: Jodi Arias Pleads For Life Sentence As Jury Considers Death Penalty

Jodi Arias, who famously told the press that she would rather get the death penalty than a life sentence, begged a Phoenix jury for life in prison on …

Removed: news agency feed article

The article that you tried to access, which was part of a feed supplied by a news agency, is no longer on available on the Guardian …

Security

NHS patients on drips left dehydrated, says Nice

<b>Hospital patients' lives are being put at risk by NHS staff's poor attention to intravenous fluid care, experts say.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says staff are either too overstretched or undertrained to provide for patients who are seriously dehydrated and need to be on a …

Medicine

How to Sleep Better in 30 Days With a Plan and Advice

You've finally reached your breaking point. After another night spent tossing and turning, a morning where you struggle to get out of bed, and a day …

Sleep