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ヒトの臓器を動物で作る

世界で毎年数万人が臓器移植を受けているが,提供される臓器の数は足りていない。欧州では平均毎日16人,米国では22人が移植用の心臓や肝臓などを待つ間に亡くなっている。そこで,最新の幹細胞技術を使ってヒトの臓器をブタなどの動物の体内で作る方法が研究されている。特別な処理をしたブタの胚に適切な条件のもとで …

Russian lawmakers approve indefinite military presence in Syria

Russia's parliament ratified a treaty with Syria on Friday that allows Russian troops to stay indefinitely in the Mideast country, a show of support …

Middle East

Why television writing has become the new home of verbal complexity

The high literary style of Woolf and Nabokov was long ago condemned as elitist and replaced by bland accessibility. But there is now a return to verbal complexity, not least in the unlikely medium of TV<p>The death of Geoffrey Hill this summer put one of his more astringent declarations back into …

Evidence suggests women's ovaries can grow new eggs

Exclusive Discovery challenges notion that women are born with a fixed number of eggs, and raises prospect of treatments which would allow older women to conceive<p>Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that the human ovary may be able to grow new eggs in adulthood.<p>If confirmed, the discovery …

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war<p>The German writer Norman Ohler lives on the top floor of a 19th-century apartment building on the south bank of the river Spree in Kreuzberg, Berlin. …

George RR Martin and Apple announce interactive Game of Thrones books collaboration

A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition, available through Apple from Thursday, promises ‘a world of additional content’ including sigils, family trees and glossaries<p>George RR Martin has hailed “an amazing next step in the world of books” as he announced publication of a new digital edition of A Game …

Huntington’s disease: how could stem cells help?

<b>Understanding the Huntington’s disease and drug discovery</b><p>As described above, the Huntingtin gene contains a DNA fragment called a ‘CAG repeat’ – a …

The Oracle Code

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Brokaw<p>It was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire, the object of veneration by Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Octavian, and a host of other luminaries. It stood for centuries within a sacred precinct the size of a large town at the heart of the greatest Greek city …

1984

• <b>Author:</b> George Orwell<p>George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<p>“Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<i>The New Yorker</i> <br>In 1984, …

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