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Seagrasses kill bad bacteria

... Now scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with their own inbuilt water cleansing system. Cornell University's Drew ... pathogens." Harvell also speculates that the plants' own microbes might be responsible. "The plants have their own ...

A house mouse

Cloned tissue cure Parkinson's Mice

... mice with the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, using their own cells. Writing in Nature Medicine, Sloan-Kettering ... into mouse eggs that had previously been emptied of their own DNA. When the mouse embryonic clones began to develop the ... of the affected mice. One group of animals got their own genetically compatible cells, whilst a second group of ...

Six week old Kitten

A Message from our Cat Overlords

It's a well-known fact that humans don't own their cats - rather the cats own us. This is why I, Dr Kat, am a dog person.  And now a ... the University of Sussex, who got her inspiration from her own cat, who wakes her up in the mornings with an insistent ...

Total hip replacement, x-ray

Grow-your-own joint replacements

Rabbits can grow their own replacement joints using their stem cells, according to ... The rabbits had re-grown functioning joints, using their own stem cells. Though stem cells are increasingly being seen ... prior to patient applications." Rabbits can grow their own replacement joints using their own stem cells, according ...

Researchers used a precision carved scaffold made from cow bone to replace a section of a pig’s jaw.

Anatomically accurate bone regrown

... accurate replacement bones using an individual's own cells has been developed by scientists in the US. There ... in the body. Although this means patients receive their own tissue, the practice is painful and limited by the volume ... produces replacement bone parts replete with the patient's own bone-forming cells. Working with pigs, which are a good ...

Ball-rolling bumblebees capable of reasoning

... pick up the behaviour from seeing the ball roll in on its own, but were found to learn even more efficiently when ... available, the second observed the ball moving on its own (pulled by a magnet out of view of the bees) and the ... animals, though the bees' behaviour is fascinating in its own right. Despite this, while the best of the them might be ...

HIV: artists impression of the virus particle

Second patient goes HIV-free

... all the cells in the blood, from a donor whose own cells carry a mutation rendering them resistant to HIV. ... drugs to destroy both the lymphoma and also the patient's own bone marrow cells. Next, they administered into a vein ... described so far had to undergo destruction of their own bone marrow as part of cancer treatment.  Following ...

A Reed Warbler feeding a Common Cuckoo

Mob rule to scare away cuckoos

... away with it, but if you're the victim you're wasting your own resources on someone else's DNA. Writing in Current ... and just reject any eggs that don't look like their own, but the cuckoos have evolved to be able to lay 'mimic' ... strategy according to their conditions, not unlike our own military! Mob rule to scare away cuckoos ...

Human iPSC-derived liver bud.

Liver grown from stem cells

... steps down a road that could see doctors using a person's own cells to grow a replacement liver. Yokohama City ... whether their replacement livers could replace an animal's own organ. By implanting their human liver replacement tissue ... mice genetically programmed to develop failure of their own livers, the Japanese team were able to show survival ...

DNA stanford bunny

DNA of things: storing DNA in objects

... use exactly the same molecule as biology uses to store our own blueprints, but we don’t use natural DNA,” explained ... for it to be safely mixed into plastic. “DNA on its own does not mix with polymers, and even if it did it would ... this technique allows inanimate objects to carry their own designs inside them, just like living things do. “At ...

A 6-mm-diameter decellularized human TEVG before implant.

Hard graft yields new artificial arteries

... vessel - the ideal source was usually one of their own long saphenous veins, which run up the legs.  And ... of months. In general, except where pieces of a patient's own vessels are used, most vascular grafts (75%) work for ... study of the implanted grafts showed that the animal's own endothelial cells, which line the vasculature, had grown ...

Tadpole of X. tropicalis Image © Science/AAAS

The First Amphibian Genome – A Genetic Leap Forward

... has roughly the same number of protein coding genes as our own. The western clawed frog is particularly interesting for ... genome is remarkably similar to that of the chicken or our own in basic structure, for example, frog genes have very ... human genes. Frogs are known to produce their own antibiotic compounds, to help keep their moist skin free ...

Electric eel shocking an arm

Electric eel ten times the power of a taser

... can be tested directly, and the resistance of the eel's own body could be measured by getting the animal to strike at ... one critical part of the circuit open - the victim's own tissue. For this measurement, Catania contributed his own arm. Using a specially-built apparatus that enabled him ...

Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the swamp Mbeli Bai, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo

Kenya’s National Parks Not Safe from Wildlife Decline

... encourage communities to become closely aligned with their own wildlife sanctuaries, their own lodges, their own scouts and their own conservation efforts' said Western. ...

This 2005 colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA

Battle of the Bugs

... that the key to killing MRSA may lie with one of its own relatives. In a paper published in Nature this week, ... 2. So why would Staph epidermidis want to kick out its own cousin? Pure selfishness is the answer. By taking up ... that the key to killing MRSA may lie with one of its own relatives - Staphylococcus epidermidis Battle of the Bugs ...

Coral reef fish

Pay out from Nature’s marine Bank helps alleviate poverty

... not to mention protecting nature and biodiversity for its own sake. But it's really difficult to persuade governments ... it is to have local people involved in managing their own marine reserves, giving them a sense of ownership and ... see that they make a huge difference by investing in their own marine banks - which ensure that not only the creatures ...

Two hands forming a heart shape.

Hearts own stem cells heal infarcts

Stem cells harvested from heart attack victims' own hearts can be used to repair the injured organ, US ... technique. Stem cells harvested from heart attack victims' own hearts can be used to repair the injured organ, US doctors have shown for the first time. Hearts own stem cells heal infarcts ...

Asian Elephant

Can Koshik the elephant talk?

... noises - elephant mouths are quite different from our own, aren't they? An elephant's mouth is very different from our own, and their vocal tract is much longer than ours. To ... even though their vocal apparatus is similar to our own, suggesting that it's not the equipment that an animal ...

Foetus in ultrasound

Silent genes protect 'foreign' foetuses

... talking in incomprehensible slang, the feeling that your own child may be 'foreign' starts much younger than their ... The major problem with cancer is that it starts from our own cells, so it's hard for our immune system to recognise ... talking in incomprehensible slang, the feeling that your own child may be 'foreign' starts much younger than their ...

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes transmitted to others

... those pancreases would develop IAPP clumps of their own. They then genetically modified mice to possess human ... mice were given IAPP bundles, their pancreases made their own IAPP clusters. To their great surprise, however, healthy ... brain where they passed the damage on to the person’s own prion proteins. Furthermore, Alzheimer's disease, ...

Patient with MS

Immune system reset stops MS

... received an infusion of stem cells collected from their own bone marrow. These samples had been collected previously ... powerful ablative chemotherapy designed to destroy their own bone marrow and all of their existing immune cells. This ...

Schematic illustration of the synthesis of a model triple-enzyme nanocomplex by DNA-directed assembly and nano-encapsulation. Spontaneous assembly of invertase (Inv, A), glucose oxidase (GOx, B) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP, C).

Synthetic enzyme organelles

... A number of different inhibitors - each specific to its own enzyme - are then linked by a string of DNA. In the ... of the different enzymes, each inhibitor hooks its own enzyme, trapping them around the DNA scaffold and ...

Dolphin

Using AI to recognise dolphins by sound

... and, in some dolphin species, individuals even have their own signature whistles – a bit like having their own names. Dolphins also produce high-frequency echolocation ...

Microbes inside you outnumber your cells, maybe by ten to one.

Are your microbes making you moody?

... we should almost regard ourselves as passengers in our own bodies, because the microbes that hitch a ride on us outnumber our own cells over fifty fold.  The average human intestine is ...

Finches

The Evolution of Love

... is the point? If the purpose is ultimately to further our own species, why bother with love? Now scientists at the Max ... finch 'speed dating' the birds were able to choose their own mates. Of those which formed partnerships, Ihle took ...