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This Bioengineered Rat Kidney Could Pave The Way For On-Demand Replacement Organs

The big news in bioengineering this week is all about a tiny pool of rat pee.<p>Your kidneys may be the hardest body parts to duplicate, but maybe doctors just need a template to fill out.<p>Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have built a functional engineered rat kidney, washed clean of its …

Should Companies Be Able To Patent Genes?

Opponents to gene patenting have lost their case in courts before, but they're now trying the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case today that may sound a bit like old news. The highest court in the land considered whether genes are patentable.<p>You've probably heard of these …

Mice Skin Cells Transformed Into Brain Cells

Two new studies take a step toward a therapy for multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases of the myelin.<p>In what one researcher called "cellular alchemy," two different teams of scientists have reported transforming mouse and rat skin cells into brain cells of the type that's destroyed …

Worm-inspired medical adhesive uses expanding microneedles to secure skin grafts

In their quest to create an adhesive that more reliably holds skin grafts in place, scientists have taken inspiration from a parasitic worm known as the pomphorhynchus laevis. To feed off of its host (fresh fish), this worm latches onto the intestinal wall of its host by digging its needle-like …

She & Him "I Could've Been Your Girl"

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Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

Rivals Ford and General Motors said Monday they will work together to develop new transmissions aimed at helping them meet upcoming fuel efficiency standards.<p>The new 9-speed transmissions for front-wheel-drive vehicles and 10 speeds for rear-drive and SUVs and trucks are expected to reach the …

Colorized Black And White Photos Bring Historical Figures Like Darwin, Lincoln And Dali To Life (PHOTOS)

What would Charles Darwin or Jim Henson look like in color?<p>Thanks to Mads Madsen, an active Reddit and Facebook user with a knack for photo manipulation, we can find out what historical icons look like in color. The 18-year-old colorizes historical images, from close-ups of famed scientists Albert …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>