Valerie Kim

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Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Google Developing Smart Contact Lenses To Help Diabetics

The wearable tech will help people monitor their blood-sugar levels.<p>The Google X labs are at it again. But instead of trying to engineer flying generators or spread WiFi with a balloon, the clandestine research center is developing contact lenses that measure blood-sugar levels in the wearer's …

Google Wants to Cheat Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn't see cancer as an enormous …

Can DARPA spark a DIY brain-scanning movement?

The agency heads to Maker Faire to pitch tinkerers on its new low-cost brainwave monitors<p>A working prototype of a low-cost electroencephalography device funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made its debut in New York this weekend, the first step in the agency’s effort …

Brain activity continues in rats after clinical death, study finds

"Near death" experiences are controversial to say the least. A recent <i>Newsweek</i> cover story on one such experience claimed to offer "proof" of the afterlife, only to be widely criticized by scientists for sensationalist and unscientific claims. But now comes scientific proof that for some animals — …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Watch Lab-Grown Heart Tissue Beat On Its Own [Video]

Be still my heart.<p>A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has created lab-grown human heart tissue that can beat on its own, according to a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>In 2008, a University of Minnesota study showed that the original cells from a rat heart …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …