Sperm Grown in Lab Could Cure Male Infertility

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Sperm grown in test tube is an important step toward curing male infertility.

Sperm has been grown in a test tube for the first time in a “small but important step” towards curing male infertility, a study claims.  Researchers removed stem cells and cultured sperm in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments and drugs for men currently unable to have children.

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In Early Tests, $99 Wii Balance Board Outperforms $17,885 Medical Rig

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We love Wii!
Another day, another story about some cheap, plastic Wii motion control accessory finding an application outside of gaming. In this case, it’s the balance board, and not only is this device helping stroke victims recover, it’s saving them money, too.In fact, doctors at the University of Melbourne found that the balance board, normally used for pseudo Yoga or navigating Mii’s down a virtual ski slope, was so sensitive it could very well replace traditional laboratory-grade “force platforms” doctors use to assess a patient’s balance.

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HOWTO Set Up a Molecular Biology Lab For Less Than $1000

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eBay paves the way.

Out of work, with extra time on your hands and a very small amount of money to invest in a new venture? How about a Molecular Biology Lab to while away the unemployment time and perhaps create something new?

Dave Ng sez, “Whilst doing a bit of homework for a chapter I’m writing, I tried to cost out some equipment needed to set up a molecular biology lab. Although a lot of this would require the use of your credit card to buy enzymes and unused plastic ware (not too expensive this part), you would also need some routinely used equipment/hardware that would be on the expensive side.

“However, if you turn to eBay…

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