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A major step forward for organ biofabrication

By recreating the helical structure of heart muscles, researchers improve understanding of how the heart beats Heart disease — the leading cause of death in the U.S. — is so deadly in part because the heart, unlike other organs, cannot... Continue Reading →

New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and unexplained effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Now, a... Continue Reading →

Old skins cells reprogrammed to regain youthful function

Research from the Babraham Institute has developed a method to 'time jump' human skin cells by 30 years, turning back the ageing clock for cells without losing their specialised function. Work by researchers in the Institute's Epigenetics research programme has... Continue Reading →

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal, suggest that consuming sufficient amounts of fluids throughout life not... Continue Reading →

New type of nerve cell discovered in the retina

Scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have discovered a new type of nerve cell, or neuron, in the retina. In the central nervous system a complex circuitry of neurons communicate with each other... Continue Reading →

New theory of life’s multiple origins

The history of life on Earth has often been likened to a four-billion-year-old torch relay. One flame, lit at the beginning of the chain, continues to pass on life in the same form all the way down. But what if... Continue Reading →

Stress can turn hair gray, and it’s reversible, researchers find

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette's hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate -- hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color, a new study from researchers... Continue Reading →

Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how the novel coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of the body. One of the biggest and most life-threatening mysteries is how the virus causes "silent hypoxia," a condition when... Continue Reading →

Retinal Implants Can Give Artificial Vision to the Blind

A team of EPFL engineers has developed technology that could partially restore vision in blind people. The study is published in Communications Materials. Restoring eyesight has always been one of the biggest challenges for scientists. Diego Ghezzi, who holds the Medtronic... Continue Reading →

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