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A Closer Look at Cloning: Can You Clone Yourself?
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A Closer Look at Cloning: Can You Clone Yourself?

3D printing and virtual reality is cool and all, but when are we going to be able to clone ourselves? It’d be nice to send our clone off to school or work and sit back and do what we really want to do.There have been significant advances in cloning in the last several decades, resulting in the successful cloning of various animals.

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Longest Giant Stringy Sea Creature Ever Recorded Looks like It Belongs in Outer Space

Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute shot a video of the Apolemia off the coast of Australia.April 09, 2020Apolemia captured on the Falkor1, 2Deep and dark corners of our oceans keep offering us glimpses of what we& 39;ve yet to discover. Transparent blobs, neon-bright electric fish, amongst other ocean creatures sometimes show scientists glimpses of themselves, but there& 39;s still more out there.
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A Closer Look at Cloning: Can You Clone Yourself?

3D printing and virtual reality is cool and all, but when are we going to be able to clone ourselves? It’d be nice to send our clone off to school or work and sit back and do what we really want to do.There have been significant advances in cloning in the last several decades, resulting in the successful cloning of various animals.
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Study Shows Ultrasound May Now Be Used to Treat Alzheimer's

Focused ultrasound can weaken the blood-brain barrier in brain cells improving the uptake of drugs that treat Alzheimer& 39;s.April 13, 2020New research led by Australian scientists is revealing how a new ultrasound technique could help treat Alzheimer’s disease. The team has discovered that focused ultrasound can weaken the blood-brain barrier in brain cells, improving the uptake of drugs that treat Alzheimer& 39;s.
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Stanford Researchers Develop Test for Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2

The new test looks for antibodies to the virus in plasma.April 11, 2020A team of Stanford Medicine researchers has developed a test to detect antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 in blood samples. The new test differs from current diagnostic tests for COVID-19 because it looks for antibodies to the virus in plasma, the liquid in blood.
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UK Scientists Manufacture One Million Doses of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The experimental product is a recombinant viral vector vaccine.April 18, 2020Oxford University scientists are manufacturing a million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine even before its effectiveness has been proven. The shots will be available by September, reported Reuters.RELATED: FIRST INACTIVATED COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICAL TRIALS SET FOR CHINA& 39;S HENAN PROVINCEAn experimental productThe experimental product is called & 34;ChAdOx1 nCoV-19.
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19 Beautifully Intricate Illustrations by German Naturalist Ernst Haeckel

Did you know that, before the advent of photography, many scientists, especially biologists, had to either hire great illustrators or be great artists themselves?Charles Darwin, for example, worked closely with illustrators in order to document, and further study, his findings.Perhaps one of the greatest examples of a naturalist and biologist who was also a great artist and illustrator, is Ernst Haeckel, the German naturalist, philosopher, and artist.
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New Method to Help Treat Cancer and Genetic Disorders through Gene Therapy

A UCLA team of researchers is developing a quicker, cheaper, and safer method that could deliver DNA into stem cells and immune cells.April 28, 2020A move toward a better way to use gene therapies to attack cancer and genetic disorders has just been thought up by a UCLA-led team of researchers.The team has focused on developing a new method for bringing DNA into stem cells and immune cells in a safe, economical, and fast manner.
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Novel Nanodevices Could Stop Alzheimer's in Its Track

The nano-sized devices capture dangerous peptides before they can self-assemble.May 03, 2020Alzheimer& 39;s disease is a debilitating, devastating disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers are always on the prowl for ways to cure or stop its spread, and now some may just have found a solution.
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Combining Schizophrenia Drug and Radiation Treatment Helps Kill Brain Tumor

Researchers from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have seen promising results in mice, and will start human clinical trials this summer.May 04, 2020There have been a number of scientific advancements in how to better fight deadly brain tumors: some researchers have found that using scorpion venom helps, while other doctors are using & 39;brainbow& 39; imagery to do so.
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13 People with Some Strange Genetic Physical Conditions

In very rare circumstances, errors with a person& 39;s genetic code can result in some very interesting physical abnormalities. Here we have gathered some of the most interesting, and sometimes disturbing, examples of genetic physical conditions from around the world.Before you read on please note that some of these images are a little distressing.
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Reprogrammed Genes with CRISPR May Help Fight COVID-19

Sandia National Lab scientists are working hard to see if this system could work against COVID-19.May 11, 2020What if we could reprogram our genes to block out COVID-19? This is what scientists at Sandia National Lab are trying to find out by using CRISPR, the gene editing tool.The researchers are genetically engineering antiviral countermeasures in order to curb the coronavirus, as well as fight off potential future outbreaks of similar viral strains.
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New Gene Therapy Promises You Will Get Ripped Without Stepping in a Gym

The therapy allowed mice to build muscle and reduce obesity without exercising or changing diet.May 17, 2020Everybody wants to be fit. But not everybody wants to put in the effort to get there.Who has time to spend long hours at the gym and eating right is such a bore. What if we told you that you could get ripped without exercising and eating whatever you wanted.
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Chinese Surgeon Performs World's First Stem-Cell Treatments for Heart Disease

The two experimental treatments for heart disease were based on ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells.May 17, 2020A cardiac surgeon in China has performed the first two experimental treatments for heart disease based on ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells, reported Nature Magazine. The patients have recovered well one year later, reports the surgeon Wang Dongjin at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital.
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Recovered Patients Build Solid Immune System Response to COVID-19, Says New Study

This is excellent news for vaccine development.May 18, 2020Here& 39;s a decent dollop of good news amidst a strange time: a new study has found that the human body builds a solid antiviral immune system response to COVID-19 after it& 39;s fought the virus off.The study was carried out by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California and shows promising results to assist vaccine development to fight COVID-19.
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New Electrical Device Allows Blind People to Read Letters

It works by sending short electrical bursts in the shape of the letters.May 17, 2020What if we could restore some sense of vision to blind people? There& 39;s a new device that sends electrical pulses to the part of the brain involved in visual processing, and this process actually allows blind people to & 39;see& 39; letters, reported Nature Magazine.
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