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Lab-Grown Blood Could Solve for Blood Donation Shortages

Lab-Grown Blood Could Solve for Blood Donation Shortages

Blood stem cells are things of wonder. Hidden inside each single cell is the power to reconstitute an entire blood system, like a sort...
Scientists Complete Successful Head Transplant in Rats

Scientists Complete Successful Head Transplant in Rats

Researchers have successfully avoided brain-damaging blood loss while the donor's head was being attached to the recipient rat. In a new study published in April...
Using Stem Cells to Create Zombies

Using Stem Cells to Create Zombies

In a controversial move, a US biotechnology company has been given permission to recruit 20 clinically dead patients and try to bring their central...
Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Awaiting Approval

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Blood Test Awaiting Approval

A new blood test that detects pancreatic cancer in its early stages may reduce the deadliness of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is known as the...

Parkinson’s disease linked to gut bacteria

New findings published in Journal Cell could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as drugs to kill gut bugs or...
Scientists hope new vaccine trial will lead to end of HIV

Scientists hope new vaccine trial will lead to end of HIV

The biggest ever trial of a new vaccine hailed as a potential "Final nail in the coffin" of HIV has begun in South Africa. In...
Herston Health Precinct to become first hospital to print human tissue

Herston Health Precinct to become first hospital to print human tissue

A bio-fabrication institute will image, model and manufacture 3D patient-specific tissues under one roof, has been announced at Herston Health Precinct. Two floors at the...
Newly discovered antibody neutralizes 98% of HIV strains

Newly discovered antibody neutralizes 98% of HIV strains

Scientists have discovered an antibody produced by an HIV-positive patient that neutralizes 98 percent of all HIV strains tested, including most of the strains...
Young Blood found to Rejuvenate Old Blood

Young Blood found to Rejuvenate Old Blood

Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity. Previous research has found that stitching...
If you're not a morning person - now you have an excuse...

If you’re not a morning person – now you have an excuse…

Researchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the human genome that influence whether someone considers themselves a "Morning person," meaning...
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