Sunday, June 25, 2017



Mice born from ‘tricked’ eggs

Eggs can be ‘tricked’ into developing into an embryo without fertilisation, but the resulting embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days because key developmental processes requiring input ..

UCLA researchers use stem cells to grow 3-D lung-in-a-dish

Credits: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center 3-D bioengineered lung-like tissue (left) resembles adult human lung (right).By coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them..

Sixteen MIT grad students named Siebel Scholars for 2017

Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2017 cohort of Siebel Foundation Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science. ..


Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy

Approximately 2.9 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy, according to the CDC. For patients living with this diagnosis and their doctors it is often difficult to predict the onset o..

Neural membrane’s structural instability may trigger multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases. It affects some 2.5 million people worldwide. It has no known cure. Credit: Tel Aviv UniversityUntil now, researchers hav..


Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats

DURHAM, NC -- It's a classic conundrum: while rushing to get to an important meeting or appointment on time, you spot a stranger in distress. How do you decide whether to stop and help, or contin..

Rheumatology leaders applaud re-introduction of Patients’ Access to Treatment Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the leadership of Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) in reintroducing H.R. 2999, the Patients&#03..

Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age, AGS experts

Credit: (C) 2017, American Geriatrics Society The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). Released today, the Senate proposal to repeal and repl..


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