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Fashion's Biological Future Is Now

In an industry notorious for transience, flux and experimentation, it's counterintuitive to consider that the fashion system is stuck in a rut when it comes to materials and real sustainability. Year after year, season after season, there's this feeling of velocity, of working towards something …

Stem cells from your teeth could repair your eyes - Futurity

Harvesting a person's own stem cells from their wisdom teeth might offer a donor-free way to treat corneal blindness.

Team discovers new type of embryonic stem cell - Futurity

While trying to grow placenta cells, researchers made a surprising discovery: a previously unknown form of human embryonic stem cell.

Team discovers stem cells that make new neurons - Futurity

The discovery of two new types of stem cells in the brain helps scientists understand the varied functions of the hippocampus.

Stem cell treatments for mitochondrial disease may be possible

Doctors have limited options for treating mitochondrial disease, but a team led by a prominent innovator may have taken an important step toward developing new therapies: rewinding diseased cells from patients to create pluripotent stem cells with healthy mitochondrial DNA.<p>Cells like these, which …

Breakthrough – Stem Cells Change Old Blood Cells To New

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered a way to transform a humans blood cells back to that of a 6 day old embryo using stem cells. This …

#8. Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets centrifuged from blood, and is commonly known for PRP injection …

Hair follicle stem cells hold clues to balding - Futurity

New research describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing, and when it falls out.

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New Stem Cell Therapy Helping Hard-to-Heal Bone Fractures

About 6 million people in North America suffer bone fractures each year. While most recover well, 5 to 10 percent of these patients -- half a million …

Adipose Tissue Stem Cells Unlock New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

© Alila Medical Media – Fotolia.com<p>Adipose tissue stem cells have made the news again. This time, researchers have been able to use fat stem cells in …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

New protein maps give insight into the human body

More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.<p>Now researchers have cataloged the vast majority of those proteins, …

Scientists create functional liver cells from stem cells

Major implications for liver biology and drug discovery<p>The liver plays a critical role in human metabolism. As the gatekeeper of the digestive track, …

Targeting Cancer: The Story of Leukemia

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What Can Your Urine Tell You about Your Health

I recently wrote about the stool’s diagnostic potential and how you can tell if you’re healthy by simply observing your poop. Urine, too, can tell …

7 Things Your Urine Says About You

When you hit the restroom, do you regularly turn around and give what's in the bowl a quick once-over before flushing? If you answered no, well, it's time to start. That's because the color, odor, and consistency of your urine—not to mention the way it feels when it's streaming out of you—can clue …

Women's Health

You Need To Know: What Your Urine Says About Your Health - INFORMATION NIGERIA

<b>Urine is not something most people talk about, yet it can reveal a lot of things about the status of your body.</b><p>Every time you pee, you have the …

Cleveland Clinic

Drinking your own urine: can it really be good for you?

As contestants on Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive drink their own urine on tonight’s show, we round up the professed health benefits<p>The pop star Jamelia gags and retches, while Mike Tindall, the rugby player and husband of Zara Phillips, has no problem in knocking it back.<p>Yes, tonight ITV viewers will …

China

Children Given Antibiotics for UTIs Without Urine Testing

<i>A substantial portion of children treated with antibiotics for urinary tract infections are not given a urine test first, according to the results of</i> …

Muscle that contracts grown in a lab for the first time

Contracting lab-grown muscle may lead to individualized treatments for patients<p>Lab-grown muscle isn't new. In 2013, a group of researchers created enough muscle to make a burger that they could eat. But until recently, researchers weren't able to grow muscle that could contract in response to an …

A new antibiotic discovery promises more help in the fight against resistance

And more new types of antibiotics may be on the way<p>Researchers have discovered a new antibiotic — and it belongs to a brand new class.The compound, named teixobactin, treated a wide variety of infections in mice, including staph and blood infections, reports a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. And …

Study identifies new targeted treatment strategy for some aggressive cancers

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified the first …

UK urged to permit IVF procedure to prevent fatal genetic diseases

Families at risk of passing on devastating genetic diseases to their children should be allowed to have a ground-breaking but controversial IVF procedure involving biological material from three “parents” to prevent the illnesses, leading experts have said.<p>Mitochondrial disease<p>Forty scientists from …

Genetics

Synthetic Biologists Engineer A Custom Flu Vaccine In A Week

A synthetic biology method proves its chops.<p>A copy of the genetic code of an H7N9 avian flu—similar to, but not exactly the same as the flu that has killed 36 people in China—arrived in a lab in Boston Easter Sunday, 2011. By Saturday, scientists had made a vaccine against it, the Boston Globe …