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Chasing Ghosts: Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Hibernation

Chasing Ghosts: Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Hibernation

Mount Rokkō towers over the Japanese city of Kobe, a landscape of rolling hills complete with hiking trails and an unparalleled view of Osaka Bay. Every year, the 3,000-foot-high peak becomes awash with the red, yellow and orange leaves of fall, making it a popular destination for barbecues and youthful revelry.  In October 2006, Rokkō …

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MIT's new human liver model reveals how it regenerates, providing hope for patients to avoid transplants

MIT’s new human liver model reveals how it regenerates, providing hope for patients to avoid transplants

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), engineers developed a new liver tissue model to help reveal the stages of liver regeneration in hopes to help those individuals with liver disease, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers …

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A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents like rats, mice, and voles can also carry viruses which are sometimes capable of jumping over to our own species.   Among Sweden’s red-backed bank voles (Myodes glareolus), researchers have now identified a widespread and common coronavirus they’ve called the Grimsö virus, after the …

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Shedding New Light on Human Brain Organization – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new map of the human brain reveals cells, receptors, and gene activity change along the same boundaries. Source: Human Brain Project Specific cellular, molecular and gene expression patterns in brain areas are linked to function, but their precise relationships remain largely unknown. New findings by scientists at the Human Brain Project (HBP) shed …

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Cancer-killing virus injected into human for the first time

Cancer-killing virus injected into human for the first time

A recent clinical trial has started evaluating the safety and tolerability of a novel therapy involving a virus that can infect and kill human cancer cells. The novel therapy called Vaxinia can reduce the size of a broad range of cancers in animal and laboratory models at low doses. This new therapy has considerable promise …

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A world first: for the first time, a human liver was treated in a machine and then successfully transplanted

A world first: for the first time, a human liver was treated in a machine and then successfully transplanted

image: Prof. Pierre-Alain Clavien and Prof. Philipp Dutkowski during the transplantation of the liver treated in the machine. view more  Credit: USZ The Liver4Life research team owes its perfusion machine, which was developed in house, to the fact that it became possible to implant a human organ into a patient after a storage period of three …

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Changing our DNA: 'The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here'

Changing our DNA: ‘The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here’

While Rose spent her short life helping to break down the stigma attached to a devastating illness, geneticist David Liu has dedicated his career to developing ways to alter the genetic code that took her life at such a tender age. “That a single misspelling in her DNA ended Adalia’s life so early is a …

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