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Mar
Variations in nose shape developed as a result of natural selection in response to different climates, new study suggestsHuman noses have been shaped by climate, according to research probing variation in the human snout. Researchers say their findings back up the theory that wider nostrils developed in populations living in warm, humid conditions, while populations living in high latitudes, such as northern Europe, developed narrower...
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Mar
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have taken a big first step toward growing human hearts in a lab, which could possibly put an end to the national organ donation crisis. The scientists stripped donor hearts of any cells that might cause recipients to reject them and then used stem cells to rebuild the tissue. A study detailing the process sheds light on several key...
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Feb
Nuffield Council on Bioethics report finds materials to do fundamental experiments are actually open to garage scientistsThe tranquility of and occasional price of tools to edit the genetic code means garage scientists - or amateurs with a few skill - are now able to perform their very own experiments, posing a possible risk in the discharge of GM bugs, a Nuffield Council on Bioethics stated...
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Feb
In 1995, as they would be a graduate student at McGill College in Montreal, the biomedical researcher Peter Friedl saw something so startling it stored him awake for many nights. Coordinated categories of cancer cells he was growing in the advisors lab began moving via a network of fibers designed to mimic the spaces between cells within your body. Quanta MagazineAbout Original storyreprinted with permission...
10
Feb
Monday is shipping trip to MatTek. A truck pulls as much as its red brick lab outdoors of Boston to load box after box, all stored in a awesome 39 levels. The valuable, perishable cargo is our skin—thousands of cent-sized pieces in plastic dishes that accumulate, altogether, to around two whole adult humans worth. Each week. It is not harvested from people, though. MatTek grows...
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Feb
The Lengthy Read: Jeffrey Karp is the main thing on a brand new generation of scientists using natures blueprints to produce breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration assistance to solve a number of humanitys most urgent problems?In the summer time of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was working late one evening as he spotted a diary article...
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Feb
In the late 1960s the scientist behind the worlds most successful antiviral vaccines went into battle against his employer and the US government for custody of the cells that he called his childrenOn 9 October 1964, a baby girl was born at Philadelphia general hospital. She arrived early, when her mother was about 32 weeks pregnant. The baby weighed 3.2lb and was noted to be...