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University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...rgeon to reconstruct anycomplex disfiguring of the face using CT scans, but with thistechnology we are able to build a fragment which will fit exactly. Wecan place cells in any designed position in order to grow tissue orbone."This breakthrough overcomes problems currently faced by scientists whoare unabl...

Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates

... this is most welcome particularly asinvestigators face yet another presidential moratorium endeavoring tolimit the number of human stem cell lines that can be used for futureresearch and treatment....

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...eading," he said, noting that different ecosystems face different issues--overfishing in the Caribbean, for example, versus groundwater usage in Chile's Atacama Desert or wood fuel harvesting in Zambia. Overall, the diminishing capacity of services to meet human demands reflects a global problem, Mooney ...

Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health

...its outer surface cell capsule. This change in the face of this friendly, or symbiotic, species may be an important mechanism to avoid causing a potentially damaging or disruptive host immune response. "B. theta is an incredibly sophisticated and versatile diner," says Justin Sonnenburg, Ph.D., W.M. Keck...

HIV Infection Still On The Rise

...he world may not have the impact required. In the face of this global catastrophe, the epidemic in the United Kingdom seems both small and parochial, say the authors. Nevertheless, the latest figures show a 20% increase in the prevalence of HIV in 2003 and 2004 compared with 2002, partly because of infec...

Plants defy Mendel's inheritance laws, may prompt textbook changes

...niversity researchers. This discovery flies in the face of the scientific laws of inheritance first described by Gregor Mendel in the mid-1800s and still taught in classrooms around the world today. "This means that inheritance can happen more flexibly than we thought in the past," said Robert Pruitt, a ...

X-Ray Beams And Fruit Fly 'Flight Simulator' Aid Scientists' View Of Muscle Power

...d “off?during the wingbeat. “Small flying insects face an enormous task ?generating enough power to overcome gravity, air resistance and drag ?and they do this by beating their wings ferociously,?said Maughan. “We found out that timing is key, where certain molecules have to be positioned exactly with re...

World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase

... great tolerance that this forest presented in the face of the severe drought that was created. As the moisture stored in the soil that sustained the forest during prolonged dry seasons was depleted in the dry plot, the trees simply absorbed water from deeper in the soil with their extensive root systems,...

Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

...isfiguring tumors. Infants affected by the disease face possible paralysis or damage to the brain and other organs. The disease frustrates doctors because there's no effective treatment even though the responsible gene was identified more than a decade ago. Currently little can be done to treat a disease...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...ressed the interdisciplinary approach necessary to face the challenges related to stem cell research. "Embryonic stem cells have the power to develop into every type of human tissue," said Witte, who also is a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Instit...

No relief for Pacific Northwest drought

...ows that the northwestern part of the country will face forest and rangeland fires this year that could be unusually severe and generally the worst of any area in the nation. Wet weather has recently predominated in the Southwest, Central and Atlantic coast regions of the United States. As a result, 2005...

Stem cells from brain transformed to produce insulin at Stanford

...ple with diabetes. Right now, people with diabetes face a lifetime of insulin injections. In rare cases, some patients can receive cell transplants from cadavers, but that source of cells is far smaller than the total number of people who could benefit. ...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...to society of more than $200 billion. Patients may face a long and difficult recovery period riddled with many potentially fatal complications along the way. “What we have shown is medical professionals can collect blood and tissue samples from patients, process them at different institutions and get con...

Low oxygen likely made Great Dying worse, greatly delayed recovery

... means oxygen demand is going up, so animals would face an increased oxygen demand and a reduced supply. It would be like forcing athletes to exercise more but giving them less food. They'd be in trouble." Ward was lead author of a paper published in Science earlier this year presenting evidence that ext...

Scientists reveal the shape of a protein that helps retroviruses break into cells

... means oxygen demand is going up, so animals would face an increased oxygen demand and a reduced supply. It would be like forcing athletes to exercise more but giving them less food. They'd be in trouble." Ward was lead author of a paper published in Science earlier this year presenting evidence that ext...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

... hottest day of the summer, and we all had to wear face respirators. That was unforgettable." The skeleton in the exhibit will be assembled from the fiberglass casts so that researchers can continue studying the real bones, which are on loan to the museum from the Buesching family. When complete, the ex...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...ve done fine. Improved technology is forcing us to face new clinical questions such as whether or not every small clot diagnosed with CT warrants the risks of treatment," he said. ...

Mice brains shrink during winter, impairing some learning and memory

...e mice were kept in short days ?such as they would face in winter ?with eight hours of light per day for 13 weeks before the beginning of the study. Other mice were kept in long days, simulating summer, with 16 hours of daylight for 13 weeks. Their spatial learning and memory were tested using a water ma...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

...'s Atacama Desert is the most lifeless spot on the face of the Earth, and that's why Alison Skelley and Richard Mathies joined a team of NASA scientists there earlier this month. The University of California, Berkeley, scientists knew that if the Mars Organic Analyzer (MOA) they'd built could detect life...

Chronic Sinus Infection Thought To Be Tissue Issue, Mayo Clinic Scientists Show It's Snot

...ell, postnasal drip, nasal discharge, and head and face pain lasting three months or longer. It notably decreases the quality of patients' lives, impairing physical and social functioning, vitality and general health, according to the Mayo Clinic researchers. ...

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