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First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

... recipients are often the people most motivated to donate blood. Other nations around the globe have implemented safeguards similar to those enacted in the UK including leukocyte reduction and donor deferral. Many nations ban blood donations from people who lived or visited countries where BSE infected cat...

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

... circumventing the need for eggs from patients who donate them, as this is a major limitation of this technique at the moment. We would then have completed the circle of making HESCs from eggs that came from HESCs ?what came first the chicken or the egg?!" ...

Helping in a selfish world

...gether to achieve a common goal, these helper fish donate their time and energy to the group in exchange for the safety of living within the group. In a sense, these tiny African fish take a larger than usual worldview, and continued studies of co-operation in this species and other animals may shed light o...

UK sperm donor crisis

...will increase the number of ejaculates he needs to donate and the time involved, making the whole process more costly. ...

Breakthrough for stem cell research

... who have completed their families often ask us to donate the excess embryos created during their past treatments to research to help others," said Emeritus Professor Doug Saunders, Chair of Research & Development Committee, IVF Australia. "We are very encouraged to see the progress of this significant ...

Many couples choose to donate surplus embryos for stem cell research

...r undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) chose to donate their surplus, stored embryos for stem cell resear...., at least 50% of the couples would be willing to donate their spare embryos for stem cell research," said Pablo Menendez, director of the Spanish Stem Cell ...

Lower carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants possible with technology development

...gram. TXU Power, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., will donate $1.8 million to the university in support of Chemical Engineering Professor Gary Rochelle and his research. The donation will cover a six-year program to improve an existing process for capturing carbon dioxide so it uses at least 10 percent less ene...

Penn researchers replace organ in adult mice using 'single-parent' stem cells

...produce compatible stem cells, much like you might donate blood for your own use in advance of an operation." Parthenogenesis, the act of creating an embryo without fertilization, is common in some plants, insects and animals, including the recent and celebrated case of the "virgin birth" of a komodo dra...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...creasingly benefit from those in our community who donate their tissue for transplantation. Recently, as a result of these unique efforts, the national leader in fresh allograft cartilage preparation, AlloSource of Centennial, Colo., has partnered with Community Tissue Services (CTS) of Dayton, Ohio, to...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

... who have agreed to be evaluated every year and to donate their brains upon death. The current study compared clinical and autopsy data on the first 141 participants who have died. Annual physical and psychological exams showed that, while they were alive, 50 of the 141 had dementia. Upon death, a neurop...

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