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It May Be Possible To Restore Memory Function In Alzheimer’s Disease

Andrea D. Steffen
A team, led by University at Buffalo scientists, reveal a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.
Health Innovation

Biologists Engineer An Eavesdropping Virus Into A Bacterial Assassin

Andrea D. Steffen
“When bacteria talk, Bonnie Bassler listens. She just never figured that viruses were listening, too.” – The Atlantic A phage is a type of virus that preys on and attacks bacteria. A team of scientists

New Viral Gene-Therapy Breakthrough Improves Eyesight For The Blind

Andrea D. Steffen
Choroideremia is one of the many forms of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is an inherited disorder. It results from harmful changes in any one of the genes that carry the instructions for making proteins that

Nature Reveals A Way For Our Body To Self Destroy Cancer

Andrea D. Steffen
Within each and every cell of your body is an embedded kill switch reports a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study. Its function serves to cause the self-destruction of cells that become cancerous. When
Health Nature

First Human-Chicken hybrid created by scientists, this is why

Aaron Jackson
Scientists have created a human-chicken hybrid in a lab by transplanting human embryonic cells onto chicken embryos. The researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York City have created the hybrid to give insight into
Health Innovation Nature

Scientists inject human stem cells into sheep embryo to create human-sheep hybrid for organ harvesting

Aaron Jackson
Scientists have fine-tuned the technique to grow human organs within animals, this time using sheep instead of pigs. Following the work with pigs last year that resulted in pigs with 0.001% human cells. This year

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