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Hair Loss Researched At Molecular Level By Scientists, Stem Cells Found To Affect Hair Growth

A research team from Japan and the Netherlands under Hiroyuki Matsumura have discovered that DNA damage in stem cells in the hair follicles change them to skin cells, thereby leaving the scalp. Published in Science, the findings are believed to be important in developing new treatments for hair loss and aging. Shrinking Stem Cells Are the Real Reason for Hair ...

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Breast Cancer: Scientists Successfully Employ Pigeons For Diagnostic Accuracy

Scientists have made impressive strides into diagnosing breast cancer after successfully training pigeons to identify hard-to-spot malignant human breast tissue. Researchers from the University of Iowa trained a group of birds who could tell whether the cells identified from biopsy samples were malignant or benign. Scientists view the procedure as a phenomenal development after having concluded that birds, owing to ...

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Scientists develop ‘remote control’ for deep brain stimulation in mice

By injecting nanoparticles into the brain of mice, and exposing them to an external magnetic fields, it’s possible to stimulate brain neurons, according to a study published in Science today. This wireless deep brain stimulation technique could help reduce tremors in people who have neurological illnesses like Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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High school scientists find drug-resistant bacteria in NYC subway

Brooks HaysNEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) — High schooler Anya Dunaif swabbed New York City subway benches and railcar poles to locate drug-resistant bacteria as part of a new city-wide science project. Latest News – UPI.com

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Scientists Find Genes That Determine Height

If you are unhappy with your height, you can blame your genes. In the biggest genetic study of height-related genes, scientists found out that there are hundreds of genetic regions that affect the height. The GIANT (Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits) consortium found out that while better diets make us taller than our ancestors, it just accounts for a fifth ...

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Scientists Trace HIV Origins Back To The 1920s, Call Conditions For Its Transmission A ‘Perfect Storm’

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, may have first reached global attention back in the 1980s, but new research in the journal Science has shown that HIV’s origins have been traced back to the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Oliver Pybus, a professor at the University of Oxford, led a team of researchers that ultimately ...

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Scientists use lasers to understand how water stays liquid below its freezing point

We only remember a few things from science 101, but we’re reasonably certain that water boils at 212 degrees (Fahrenheit) and freezes at 32. Scientists at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, armed with a Linac Coherent Light Source X-Ray… Engadget RSS Feed

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Scientists Discover New, More Aggressive HIV Strain

Scientists are reporting they have discovered a new, more aggressive strain of HIV in West Africa. According to ABC News, this new strain, known as A3/02, is a cross between two previously identified HIV strains. Lund University researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases that the “infection moves from HIV to full-blown AIDS in about five years, nearly two- ...

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