New genetic discovery will one day help humans regenerate damaged spinal chords

New genetic discovery will one day help humans regenerate damaged spinal chords

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to regrow, repair and replace damaged parts of our bodies using Regenerative Medicine could help humans live longer, healthier lives – and it could potentially help us live forever.   One of the reasons why there are so many scientists today focusing on...

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Day of reckoning as UK scientists eliminate HIV from “Patient X”

Day of reckoning as UK scientists eliminate HIV from “Patient X”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities.   Around the world there are thousands of researchers and scientists trying to find a cure...

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Babies from artificial eggs, researchers herald the end of mum and dad

Babies from artificial eggs, researchers herald the end of mum and dad

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers have shown for the first time that future generations won’t need a mum or dad.   Depending on the circles you travel in it’s always been touted that men need women in order to have children but that women don’t necessarily need men, but...

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New regenerative bandage heals wounds four times faster

New regenerative bandage heals wounds four times faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bandages that not just cover a wound but that help the damaged tissue regenerate faster will help improve peoples lives and get them back to functioning normally faster. At some point in their lives, 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop a painful and...

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3D printed ovaries help infertile mice give birth

3D printed ovaries help infertile mice give birth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing could give infertile couples new hope.   Northwestern University scientists have created a prosthetic ovary using a 3D printer – an implant that allowed mice that had their ovaries surgically removed to bear live young and the results will be presented at the Endocrine Society’s...

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Scientists have grown a brain in a jar

Scientists have grown a brain in a jar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once the stuff of science fiction movies scientists have managed to grow a (small) brain in a jar.   Scientists in Singapore have successfully grown functioning midbrain tissue – a feat that may bring researchers a step closer to finding a cure for brain diseases...

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Scientists travel to the edge of space to 3D print a heart

Scientists travel to the edge of space to 3D print a heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D bioprinting has long held the promise of ending organ donation lists, now there’s an end in sight.   A team of scientists working for the NASA and SpaceX contractor Techshot have become the first people in history to successfully 3D print a heart structure in zero gravity using human...

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Artificial sperm breakthrough gives infertile men new hope

Artificial sperm breakthrough gives infertile men new hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers give new hope to infertile men and raise ethical questions about how we define fatherhood in the future.   No doubt there are some of you that are sniggering about the news that Chinese researchers have managed to grow artificial sperm – after all, imagine...

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Scientists develop “Stem cell fillings” that trigger teeth to repair themselves

Scientists develop “Stem cell fillings” that trigger teeth to repair themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Never visit the dentists again and eat all the sweet stuff you like. Marvellous!   Scientists in the UK have developed a new Biomaterial that can be inserted into teeth, via a traditional dentists filling, that can repair and regenerate dentin – the hard, bone like material...

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Generation Z, the first immortal generation?

Generation Z, the first immortal generation?

It’s a matter of When, not If we solve Death and Generation Z could be the first generation to experience Immortality in their lifetimes. Today we can reverse paralysis, restore sight, print hearts, eliminate disease and transfer memories, age is a quirk of genetics, nanotech is a game changer and only Darwinism...

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The end of Paralysis gets closer

The end of Paralysis gets closer

We live in an exciting age, one where science and innovation are making things that even our recent ancestors would have thought impossible possible. In 1969 man first landed on the moon and by the end of this Century it’s looking increasingly likely that there’ll be human foot prints on...

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Scientists turn to gene editing to reverse blindness in humans

Scientists turn to gene editing to reverse blindness in humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists are using the revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR, dubbed the “Genesis Engine,” to treat, cure, and reverse a whole range of medical conditions that range from Cancer and HIV to blindness and inherited syndromes and the results so far are staggering.   Hailed as...

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