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New hips, knees and heart valves are the starting points, but eventually they envisage most of the body parts that flounder with age could be upgraded.


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In anecdotal reports, primates have been observed engaging in self-medication by selecting a specific plant when something has made them ill. Now biologists at Utah State University, Logan, have run experiments that show sheep choosing the right drug to cure an illness.


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... published an article in The Lancet in October last year whose data is totally false, actually totally fabricated. His database had been completely fabricated on his computer.


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The same approach could ultimately allow us to control the development of liver cells, heart cells or brain cells... and make treatments for virtually any tissue that is damaged or diseased.


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... this muscle layer was not sliced from an intact heart, nor even grown laboriously in the lab. Instead, it was printed, using a technology that could be the future of tissue engineering.


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The team is now working to grow organs including hearts using the technique.


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Researchers have demonstrated a tiny chip based on silicon that could be used to diagnose dozens of diseases.
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Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers - skin and lung - a move they say could revolutionise cancer care. Not only will the cancer maps pave the way for blood tests to spot tumours far earlier, they will also yield new drug targets.


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Scientists say they have made a synthetic blood-clotting agent that could help wounded troops and patients.


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Scientists have shown how a family of "limpet-like" proteins play a crucial role in repairing the DNA damage which can lead to cancer...


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Individually designed music therapy may help reduce the noise levels experienced by people who suffer from tinnitus.


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It would be more sensible for Western governments to help buy the poppy crop. This would solve two problems in one blow. First, it would help deal with the world-wide shortage of medical opiates which, according to the World Health Organization, are causing a “global pain crisis.” In Africa hundreds of thousands of people are dying in agony for lack of pain relief. Second, it would prevent the opium farmers of Afghanistan being driven into...


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A novel - and natural - way of creating new bones for humans could be just a few years away.
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The roots of the placebo problem can be traced to a lie told by an Army nurse during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of southern Italy. The nurse was assisting an anesthetist named Henry Beecher, who was tending to US troops under heavy German bombardment. When the morphine supply ran low, the nurse assured a wounded soldier that he was getting a shot of potent painkiller, though her syringe contained only salt water...


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