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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 ...

PICTURE OF A LIVER

The future for artificial livers

... have built an artificial liver that supports a patient's own failing liver and helps it to repair itself... So how you ... tissue damage and showed improved regeneration of their own livers after a drug-induced injury, resembling a drug overdose in humans, to their own livers. Although it's early days, the ultimate aim is, ...

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 ...

International Finance Centre (IFC). A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island and until recently Hong Kong's tallest building.

Cortisol knocks height fear on the head

Scientists have discovered that a dose of one of the body's own stress chemicals can neutralise a fear of heights. ... oral dose of the chemical cortisol, one of the body's own stress hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Following ... have discovered that a dose of one of the body's own stress chemical, cortisol, can neutralise a fear of ...

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 ...

Tooth plaque reveals what Neanderthals ate

... the evolution of modern human diets and how our own bacterial components have evolved. Remains from two ... dental calculus, a technique that has only come into its own in recent years, 30 years after dental calculus was first ... history opens a window into the evolution of our own microbiomes and health. “To be able to track the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Artist's impression of red blood cells

Bloody good: scientists create first artificial blood stem cells

... that can make bone marrow stem cells from a patient's own tissues, offering doctors a way to overcome many of the ... be injected into recipient mice that were devoid of their own bone marrow and take over producing of blood and immune ... goal of producing bone marrow stem cells from a patient's own tissue. However, the work is still in its infancy and ...

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 ...

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, ...

Oxygen to help treat cancer

Oxygen can help strengthen our own immune cells and awaken their abilities to fight off ... abilities, of immune cells. Cancerous tumours have their own strategies, however, to combat the natural defences of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Normal breast tissue

Using CAD to reconstruct breast tissue

... to use this CAD model as a scaffold for the patient's own cells to grow through, meaning that a purpose-grown ... end result would be a new breast, made of the patient's own tissue that is perfectly symmetrical to the original. The ...

Replacement pancreas grown in a rat

... a mixture of mouse and rat cells. Critically the rat's own DNA had been genetically edited to deactivate a gene ... mice with a form of diabetes caused by the loss of their own pancreatic cells. Other than administering a short 5 day ...

HIV viruses in green budding from a lymphocyte

HIV treats genetic disease

... does HIV come in? When HIV infects a cell it inserts its own genetic material into the host's DNA. From there, the ... What the TIGET team have done is to empty the virus of its own genetic material and replace it with a healthy copy of ...