Salamander’s Regeneration Wonders In Realm Of Possibility For Humans

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Salamander: superhero of regeneration

 The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain. But it turns out that remarkable ability isn’t so mysterious after all — suggesting that researchers could learn how to replicate it in people.

 

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Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Breast cancer cells (in green) grow only on blood vessels (red) in the brain of a mouse. 

Research has shown for the first time how cancers that spread to the brain establish themselves and begin to grow.

The Oxford University study, published in the journal PLoS One, has identified the mechanism that metastatic cancer cells use to anchor themselves to blood vessels in the brain. This could allow new drugs to be developed to stop cancers from spreading and growing in the brain.

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Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Cultured skin cells (green) from a healthy person (top) and a person with Alzheimer’s disease (bottom).

A novel test that detects enzymes that are dysfunctional in patients with Alzheimer’s disease–and that are found both in the brain and in skin cells–is about to undergo large clinical trials. Researchers at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI), in Morgantown, WV, who developed the diagnostic have also garnered approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test in humans an experimental drug that activates the enzymes–a mechanism that represents a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s.
 

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Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Drinking alcohol goes to your head fast 

For the first time, researchers have proved the rapid changes that drinking alcohol causes in human brain cells.

Previous tests on how alcohol affects the brain have only been done on animals.  Scientists set out to test the well-known saying that just one drink can quickly go to your head.

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How Nanotechnology May Be Damaging Our Lungs

How Nanotechnology May Be Damaging Our Lungs

 Nanomaterials may cause damage to the lungs

In 2006, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars published a warning and a challenge to the scientific community about its responsible use and handling of nanomaterials, as they were known to cause damage to the lungs.  Now, research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, has unveiled how the damage occurs and a possible means of control. 

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World’s First Transgenic Dog Is A Fluorescent Puppy

World’s First Transgenic Dog Is Fluorescent Puppy

Ruppy the transgenic puppy at 10 days old under ultraviolet light 

A cloned beagle named Ruppy – short for Ruby Puppy – is the world’s first transgenic dog. She and four other beagles all produce a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. (Pics)

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Floating Liquid Solar Arrays

Floating Liquid Solar Arrays

LSAs (Liquid Solar Arrays)

There’s a lot of surface area on this planet for solar panels. The ocean’s are a vast area to utilize this solar technology.  But,  the weather can make the installation and use of floating solar arrays difficult.  That’s not the case with LSAs (Liquid Solar Arrays) by Sunengy Pty LTD .

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