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How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

Ethicists and biologists seek to head off challenges raised by tissue “organoids” as they become increasingly similar to human brains.
Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.
Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.
Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.

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Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working

Scientists created living robots out of stem cells

Scientists have created a new life form that's something between a frog and a robot. Using stem cells scraped from frog embryos, researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM) and Tufts University

World’s First Living Robots Assembled from Frog Stem Cells

“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth,” Michael Levin, the director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, tells The
At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Helen Obando is the youngest person ever to get a gene therapy that scientists hope will cure the disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.
At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Helen Obando is the youngest person ever to get a gene therapy that scientists hope will cure the disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.
At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

At 16, She’s a Pioneer in the Fight to Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Helen Obando is the youngest person ever to get a gene therapy that scientists hope will cure the disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans.
Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics

Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics

Google's new policy banning stem cell ads started at the end of October.
Three Podcasts to Listen to in November

Three Podcasts to Listen to in November

Sarah Larson reviews three podcast recommendations for November, including BBC Radio 4’s “Tunnel 29,” Wondery’s “Bad Batch,” and a new season of USA Today’s “The City.”
Newly launched pet health startup Gallant wants you to bank your dog’s stem cells for $990

Newly launched pet health startup Gallant wants you to bank your dog’s stem cells for $990

With $11 million in funding and a mission to open up the doors of regenerative therapies to dogs across the nation, the Los Angeles-based startup Gallant is now opening its doors for the first time.

Spay and neuter your pets -- and then bank their stem cells

Being man's best friend has a number of perks, one of which is that dogs get access to all the latest medical science, including, as it turns out, stem cell therapy. A company called Gallant is
Viagra Might Someday Enhance Bone Marrow Transplants

Viagra Might Someday Enhance Bone Marrow Transplants

The long story of sildenafil citrate, best known by the brand name Viagra, may have another chapter to it. Researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz think the drug can improve how we

Chicago biotech company 3D prints a mini human heart

The Chicago-based biotech company BIOLIFE4D announced today that it has successfully 3D-bioprinted a mini human heart. The tiny heart has the same structure as a full-sized heart, and the company says

Vertex’s $950 Million Bet on Stem Cells to Cure Diabetes: Brainstorm Health

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is taking a gamble on Semma Therapeutics, a biotech company that's trying to treat, or even cure, type 1 diabetes with cell therapy.
Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.
Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.
Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?

Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.