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Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture

Michael Cook BioEdge Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about, according to The Lancet. The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

PR Newswire New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Researchers have linked a lack of vitamin D with … Continue reading

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How to Build a Beating Heart

Explorer National Geographic Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body’s natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts.

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Exercise changes your DNA

Elisabeth Lyons EurekAlert You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can’t do anything about, but in one sense you’d be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press … Continue reading

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Could vegetarians eat a ‘test tube’ burger?

Chi Chi Izundu BBC News The world could get its first lab-grown burger this year, with scientists using stem cells to create strips of beef. But could vegetarians eat it? Scientists in the Netherlands hoping to create a more efficient … Continue reading

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Lab-grown meat is first step to artificial hamburger

Pallab Ghosh BBC News Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way … Continue reading

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Stem cells help regrow heart tissue in small study

Liz Szabo USA Today Stem cells harvested from a patient’s own heart can be used to help repair muscle damaged during a heart attack, according to a preliminary study published online Monday in The Lancet. While it’s too soon to … Continue reading

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Scientists want kids with three parents to help eradicate genetic disease

Rosie Squires Daily Telegraph SYDNEY scientists want to create designer babies with the DNA of three parents to prevent children inheriting life-threatening diseases. IVF specialists argue they could eradicate mitochondrial mutations – which can cause multi-organ failure and fatal heart, … Continue reading

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Babies with three parents possible within three years

Source: Telegraph Babies with three biological parents could be a reality within three years using an IVF technique which eradicates hereditary disease by using the undamaged DNA of a third party. Researchers have secured £6m in funding to develop the … Continue reading

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TV presenters eat each other’s flesh

Source: WA A Dutch television stunt is generating headlines around the world – for all the wrong reasons. The two presenters of TV show Proefkonijnen (which means guinea pigs or test rabbits) brought reality television to a whole new level … Continue reading

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