Scientists Regrow Frogs' Lost Legs. Will Human Limbs Be Next?

Feb. 2, 2022 — Could missing human limbs be regrown? That’s a possibility scientists are now considering after regenerating frogs’ legs for the first time. Scientists say they have been able to help frogs regenerate limbs using a five-drug combination. Though other animals — including salamanders, starfish, zebrafish, lizards, and crabs — can do that… Continue reading Scientists Regrow Frogs' Lost Legs. Will Human Limbs Be Next?

First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons

Surgeons at the University of Maryland in the US have successfully completed the world’s first pig to human heart transplant. Muhammad Mohiuddin, who co-founded the university’s xenotransplantation programme, said that the heart is beating very well and beyond expectations. David Bennett, 57, who received the pig heart in a seven-hour experimental operation, had been deemed… Continue reading First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons

Human case of bird flu detected in the UK

Experts say there is no evidence of onward spread and the risk to the public is very low. Source link

The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide

Price: (as of – Details) From the Publisher Description 3D graphics and medical imaging provide a close look at the forms and functions in physiology and anatomy, showing how the body works and its amazing systems and abilities. Descriptions of everything from the smallest cells to the whole skeleton. Learn about the broad topic of… Continue reading The Complete Human Body, 2nd Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide

Child Bitten by Bat Develops Rare Case of Human Rabies

A child in Texas who was bitten by a bat has developed “a rare case of human rabies,” Texas Health and Human Services said in a news release. Source link

What to Know About the Genetic 'Junk' That Makes Us Human

Nov. 2, 2021 — We are 98.8% similar to chimpanzees in our DNA, but we are still a different species. Within that remaining 1.2%, a key DNA sequence once thought of as junk might unlock our human uniqueness. Using stem cells coaxed into becoming neurons, researchers have identified a gene that distinguishes human nerve cells… Continue reading What to Know About the Genetic 'Junk' That Makes Us Human

US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human

Dr Maryam Khosravi, a kidney and intensive care doctor who works for the NHS in the UK, said: “Animal to human transplantation has been something that we have studied for decades now, and it’s really interesting to see this group take that step forward.” Source link

Science News – In world first, Artificial Insemination is used to produce two newborn African Lions

This achievement is really important, because the method can potentially be used to facilitate reproduction in other endangered large cat species. BioLogic … source

As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Sept. 15, 2021 — Opioid-related drug overdose deaths in the United States exploded to an estimated record high of 69,031 people in 2020, topping the 49,860 deaths logged in 2019, according to a new report from the CDC. Most of the deaths involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. President Joe Biden has pledged… Continue reading As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Science News – Researchers examine the effect of human noise pollution on local wildlife

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