NASA Astronauts Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

(NASA) – Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, returned to Earth on Tuesday after

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Graphene from Soybeans

(SPACE DAILY) – A breakthrough by CSIRO-led scientists has made the world’s strongest material more commercially viable, thanks to the humble soybean. Graphene is a carbon material that is one

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab – Here Are the Facts

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) – Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs. By Erin Blakemore In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created

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‘5-D Protein Fingerprinting’ Could Give Insights Into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

(NANOTECH NOW) – In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely

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Hurdles Lie Ahead for Korea’s Biotechnology Push

(KOREA HERALD) – Faced with the continued slowdown of its manufacturing sector, South Korea is eyeing new growth in the field of biotechnology, a promising industry expected for a sharp

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Brain and Spine Implants Let a Paralyzed Monkey Walk Again

(Specturm) – Enabling someone with paralyzed legs to rise to their feet and walk again has long been considered impossible, the kind of bogus miracle promised by faith healers. But

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‘Remarkable’ Progress Made with New HIV Treatment

(RTÉ News) – A British man with HIV undergoing a pioneering treatment to cure him of the disease has shown “remarkable” progress, doctors have told a newspaper. Scientists treating the

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First Baby Born with DNA from Three Parents

(RTÉ News) – The first baby with DNA from three parents has been born in Mexico, it has emerged. The now five-month-old boy was conceived using a technique which involves

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Van Gogh’s Severed Ear ‘Regrown’ From Cells Of Artist’s Living Relative

(HUFF POST) – A replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s ear has been grown using genetic material from one of his surviving relatives. Artist Diemut Strebe created the copy using living

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Super-Hard Metal ‘Four Times Tougher Than Titanium’

(BBC) – A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, say

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