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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Portable Device Enables Pregnant Women to Monitor Baby’s Health

(Reuters) – Scientists in Poland have developed a fetal heart monitor that can be used on the move, so pregnant women can monitor the heart rate and movement of their

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Pharma and Tech Converge in ‘Fantastic Voyage’ to Fight Disease

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The line between pharmaceuticals and technology is blurring as companies join forces to tackle chronic diseases using high-tech devices that combine biology, software and

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5 Human Enhancements That Could be Commonplace by 2020

(World Economic Forum) – Our relationship with technology is constantly evolving, as breakthroughs create opportunities that would have in the past been unimaginable. But what if technology could change what

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France Plans $745M Investment to Build 235,000-Genome-A-Year Sequencing Operation

(FIERCE BIOTECH) – France has joined the growing list of countries with aspirations to establish population-scale genome sequencing operations. The plan is to invest approximately $745 million to build a

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Portable Test Rapidly Detects Zika in Saliva for $2

(ACS) – Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approach. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in

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Antarctic Sponge Yields MRSA-Killing Compound

(INTERN DAILY) – Sea sponges are mostly stationary, and without speed or a protective shell, their defense system is largely reliant on chemical compounds. And because bacteria poses one of

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Scientists Want to Grow New Neurons in Old Brains

(Futurity) – A new technique prepares donor neural stem cells and grafts them into an older brain. The work hints at the possibility of replacing brain cells and restoring memory.

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THE NANOTECH SHIRT HELPING ONE INDY CHAMP WIN

(POPULAR SCIENCE) – When Tony Kanaan gets behind the wheel of his Number 10 racecar Saturday—gunning for victory in the IndyCar Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth—he’ll

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