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New MIT study suggests that Alzheimer's ‘lost memories' might recoverable

New MIT study suggests that Alzheimer’s ‘lost memories’ might recoverable

Memory loss is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's and heartbreaking for loved ones to watch progress. Scientists had assumed for a long time that...
Drug turns stem cells back into 'embryonic' cells

Drug turns stem cells back into ’embryonic’ cells

If you want to harness the full power of stem cells, all you might need is an eraser. If they can't read that manual, the...
Scientist identifies new mechanism that regenerates heart tissue

Scientist identifies new mechanism that regenerates heart tissue

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the western world. Yin is using zebrafish to study the regeneration of heart tissue because of...
New Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research Restores Sight in Rabbits, Humans will be Next

New Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research Restores Sight in Rabbits, Humans will be Next

Restoring Sight Nishida's new research wouldn't be possible without a recent breakthrough in stem cell technology. In 2006, scientists found they could create fully fledged...
Scientists discover plastic-eating bacteria

Scientists discover plastic-eating bacteria

We manufacture over 300 million tonnes of plastics each year for use in everything from packaging to clothing. Plastics linger in the environment, littering streets,...
Breakthrough Alternatives to Knee Replacements

Breakthrough Alternatives to Knee Replacements

The most common reason for knee replacement in the United States is severe osteoarthritis. According to a report from Center for Disease Control published at...
Science Finds The Perfect Breasts

Science Finds The Perfect Breasts

Shut the front door: Scientists have finally found the perfect breasts. No, they weren't hiding in the Amazon or roving solo across the Sahara; it...
Scientists develop early stage human stem cell lines

Scientists develop early stage human stem cell lines

As well as a potential source of stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, the technique could open up new avenues of research into...
A gene mutation associated with Colon cancer discovered in a Hungarian mummy

A gene mutation associated with Colon cancer discovered in a Hungarian mummy

A gene mutation associated with colon cancer has been discovered in an 18th century Hungarian mummy. The finding suggests colon cancer's genetic roots predate modern...
Scientists achieve efficiency for water-splitting half-reaction

Scientists achieve efficiency for water-splitting half-reaction

Splitting water is a two-step process, and in a new study, researchers have performed one of these steps with 100% efficiency. The results shatter the...
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