Category: body

By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University’s Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft (blood-vessel bypass) composed of three layers for the first time. Continue reading

Scientists have devised a method of lengthening telomeres, allowing cells to divide more t...

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases the number of times cells are able to divide, essentially making the cells many years younger. This not only has useful applications for laboratory work, but may point the way to treating various age-related disorders – or even muscular dystrophy. Continue reading

Biology relies upon the precise activation of specific genes to work properly. If that sequence gets out of whack, or one gene turns on only partially, the outcome can often lead to a disease. Continue reading

Wake No More

What if you could sleep 50 hours straight and still never feel truly awake? Welcome to the bizarre, distressing, and totally exhausting world of the hypersomniac. Continue reading

Who Should Have Access to Your DNA?

A year after the FDA shut down 23andMe’s genetic testing service, personal genomics is coming back. But this time, you should own your own data. Continue reading

If you haven’t personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you’ve probably seen one on television. They’re super X-ray machines that put image “slices” together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General Electric’s new machine is incredible. Continue reading

The electric vehicle market long has been divided into two segments: Tesla, and everybody else. Continue reading

England’s National Health Service announced today that it would build 11 new Genomic Medicine Centers as part of the country’s new 100,000 Genomes Project — an effort that aims to sequence the genomes of thousands of human genomes to understand various cancer and rare diseases. Continue reading