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August 24, 2013
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New book explores evolution of human reproduction

Human beings would probably be known as pilosals rather than mammals if Carl Linnaeus had not been a proponent of breast-feeding. For social and political reasons, the famed taxonomist labeled the class of animals to which humans belong with a … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
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Safeguards Needed for Tissue Donors

Donors to biobanks – vast collections of human tissue samples that scientists hope will lead to new treatments for diseases – have a right to basic information about how their donations may be used, a Michigan State University ethicist argues … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Training Your Robot the PaR-PaR Way

Berkeley Lab and JBEI Researchers Develop a Biology-Friendly Robot Programming Language Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can’t reward it with treats and it doesn’t respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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OSU Grad Student’s Study on Salamander Fitness Selected for Scifund Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State University graduate student’s study of the unprecedented reproductive practices among unisexual salamanders has earned the support of the national research crowd-funding initiative known as the SciFund Challenge. Robert Denton, a Ph.D. student in the … Continue reading

December 10, 2011
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Body Rebuilding: Scientists Regenerate Muscle in Mice

*New Study Uses Reprogrammed Human Cells and Bioengineered Microthreads* A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI’s Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the … Continue reading

November 8, 2007
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Cloning the Redwoods

California’s redwoods, one of the longest-living species on Earth, are going to be preserved and restored using ‘genetic cloning’ – the latest cutting-edge technology. Some of the redwoods are more than 2000 years old and the trees can grow as … Continue reading