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asianage
Scientists win $3 million for Einstein’s wavesconfirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific
Scientists win $3 million for Einstein’s waves
asianage / Posted an hour ago
confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were... Read more
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asianage
Scientists win $3 million for Einstein's wavesconfirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific
Scientists win $3 million for Einstein's waves
asianage / Posted an hour ago
confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were... Read more
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Daily Mail
Scientists grow embryos in a lab for TWICE as long as thought possibleembryo implantation Scientists have kept a human embryo growing in a laborator
Scientists grow embryos in a lab for TWICE as long as thought possible
Daily Mail / Posted 3 hours ago
embryo implantation Scientists have kept a human embryo growing in a laboratory for nearly a fortnight in a controversial breakthrough that could help childless couples. The advance means existing technology is capable of developing eggs for... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Human embryos kept alive in lab for unprecedented 13 days - Lifestyletime limit has remained unchallenged while scientists were unable to keep embry
Human embryos kept alive in lab for unprecedented 13 days - Lifestyle
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 hours ago
time limit has remained unchallenged while scientists were unable to keep embryos alive beyond seven days, but the new breakthrough could lead to calls for the threshold to be extended. Professor Zernicka-Goetz said it would be useful to be... Read more
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Mashable
This robot can perform soft tissue surgery better than a humanScience Translational Medicine. Aside from the fact that a robot arm is autono
This robot can perform soft tissue surgery better than a human
Mashable / Posted 7 hours ago
Science Translational Medicine. Aside from the fact that a robot arm is autonomously performing surgery, the biggest breakthrough here may be that the robot, which they call “Soft Tissue Autonomous Robot” or “STAR,” was dealing with soft... Read more
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express
Stomach bug breakthrough? Scientists grow more than 130 bacteria from HUMAN INTESTINE SCIENTISTS have managed to grow more than 130 bacteria from the human intesti
Stomach bug breakthrough? Scientists grow more than 130 bacteria from HUMAN INTESTINE
express / Posted 9 hours ago
SCIENTISTS have managed to grow more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine which could lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of stomach bugs and... Read more
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The Register
Space boffins win $3m prize for discovering gravitational wavesThe team of scientists involved in the successful detection of gravitational wa
Space boffins win $3m prize for discovering gravitational waves
The Register / Posted 9 hours ago
The team of scientists involved in the successful detection of gravitational waves has been awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics – along with $3m. The Breakthrough Prizes, awarded for scientific achievements, are funded by... Read more
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The Scientist
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Culturedapproaches. By combining microbial culture experiments with genomic approaches,
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
The Scientist / Posted 9 hours ago
approaches. By combining microbial culture experiments with genomic approaches, researchers from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues have now shown that, contrary to the widely held assumption that most bacteria are... Read more
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International Business Times
Ketamine: Antidepressant chemical identified in 'major breakthrough' for drug development for its antidepressant effects has been identified by scientists. The discovery
Ketamine: Antidepressant chemical identified in 'major breakthrough' for drug development
International Business Times / Posted 9 hours ago
for its antidepressant effects has been identified by scientists. The discovery has the potential to be a "major breakthrough" for drug development, as the chemical has been shown to alleviate depression, with none of the adverse side... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Not all cancerous tumours are actually cancer'various cancer types that have indolent behaviour to prevent inappropriate and
'Not all cancerous tumours are actually cancer'
Daily Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
various cancer types that have indolent behaviour to prevent inappropriate and costly treatment.' RELATED ARTICLES 'Major breakthrough' as scientists discover faster way to...Doctors warn against deadly trend of using anti-diarrhoea...Does penis... Read more
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Irish Examiner
British scientists win share of world physics prize for gravitational waves discoveryin spacetime – had been detected by scientists. The discovery, made in the US,
British scientists win share of world physics prize for gravitational waves discovery
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 hours ago
in spacetime – had been detected by scientists. The discovery, made in the US, was hailed by some as the biggest scientific breakthrough of the century. (Luca Bruno/AP) On Tuesday, the selection committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Plan By Interns to Use Anthrax in Terror Attack Foiled By PoliceInterior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Health counterpart Dr Cleop
Plan By Interns to Use Anthrax in Terror Attack Foiled By Police
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Health counterpart Dr Cleopa Mailu visited the Kenya Medical Research Institute to survey the security measures put in place. Police revealed that Mr Ali's terror network within Kenya spread as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Police Foil Plan By Interns to Use Anthrax in Terror AttackInterior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Health counterpart Dr Cleop
Police Foil Plan By Interns to Use Anthrax in Terror Attack
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 hours ago
Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Health counterpart Dr Cleopa Mailu visited the Kenya Medical Research Institute to survey the security measures put in place. Police revealed that Mr Ali's terror network within Kenya spread as... Read more
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Popular Science Australia
Buckyball: The Magic Moleculeto lead to a dead end, of creative midnight hours, of years of methodical hard
Buckyball: The Magic Molecule
Popular Science Australia / Posted yesterday
to lead to a dead end, of creative midnight hours, of years of methodical hard work that finally led to the unexpected breakthrough. It's a story that stretches across two continents over more than five years of applied effort. Go back to 1984... Read more
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Reuters
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roaddriver was going to do, and that prediction was wrong,” says Gill Pratt, the sc
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless road
Reuters / Posted yesterday
driver was going to do, and that prediction was wrong,” says Gill Pratt, the scientist who is CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, a new $1 billion investment in artificial-intelligence and robotics research. “Their model was incorrect.” Google... Read more
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Raw Story
Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein’s gravitational wavesconfirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific
Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein’s gravitational waves
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were... Read more
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dna
Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's wavesconfirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific
Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves
dna / Posted yesterday
confirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a US $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize's selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environmental Activist Hails Epo - Villagers Sign MOU Over Land DisputeBassa County. Traditional leaders, elders, women and youth attended the signin
Environmental Activist Hails Epo - Villagers Sign MOU Over Land Dispute
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Bassa County. Traditional leaders, elders, women and youth attended the signing ceremony, which is believed to be a major breakthrough for the conflicting parties. Traditional songs and dances ushered what has been described by many as an almost... Read more
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Daily Mail
Gravitational wave scientists win $3million Special Breakthrough prizeGravitational wave scientists win $3 million: Researchers awarded Special Break
Gravitational wave scientists win $3million Special Breakthrough prize
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Gravitational wave scientists win $3 million: Researchers awarded Special Breakthrough prize for detecting ripples in space-time Discovery of gravitational waves in February proved Einstein right Waves help confirm that our universe was created by... Read more
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The Forward
Scientists Score $3M Prize for Confirming Albert Einstein Theory of Gravity Wavesconfirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific
Scientists Score $3M Prize for Confirming Albert Einstein Theory of Gravity Waves
The Forward / Posted yesterday
confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee. The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Transplanted human islets provide excellent glycemic control for Type 1 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemiaNorthwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinic
Transplanted human islets provide excellent glycemic control for Type 1 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
Northwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinical trial that found transplanted human islets prevent hypoglycemic events and provide excellent glycemic control for patients with Type 1 diabetes with severe... Read more
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PhysOrg
Calcite tuned to be mollusk-toughhe and colleague Lara Estroff, also an associate professor of materials science
Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
he and colleague Lara Estroff, also an associate professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, had sought to answer through approximately six years of research. Estroff and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dicon Embarks On Reforms to Meet Needs of North East Operationsalloy component of the material used, stressing that it was in this area the te
Dicon Embarks On Reforms to Meet Needs of North East Operations
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
alloy component of the material used, stressing that it was in this area the technological expertise of the Metallurgical Institute would be highly needed. He added, "Our priority for now is to upgrade our Research and Development Department,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
'Milestone' research detects almost all the genetic errors that lead to breast cancerwomen who have cancer gene mutation had whole cancer genome profiles that were
'Milestone' research detects almost all the genetic errors that lead to breast cancer
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
women who have cancer gene mutation had whole cancer genome profiles that were highly distinctive from each other. The breakthrough could lead to personalised treatments by identifying which mutations are present. Actress Angelina Jolie went... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Genetics which lead to cancer foundwomen who have cancer gene mutation had whole cancer genome profiles that were
Genetics which lead to cancer found
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
women who have cancer gene mutation had whole cancer genome profiles that were highly distinctive from each other. The breakthrough could lead to personalised treatments by identifying which mutations are present. Actress Angelina Jolie went... Read more
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Daily Mail
Breast cancer breakthrough: Hope for new treatments after scientists uncover detailed picture of genetic events that cause it Lar
Breast cancer breakthrough: Hope for new treatments
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
after scientists uncover detailed picture of genetic events that cause it Largest ever study uncovered 5 new genes associated with breast cancer Analysed genetic changes of 556 women and four men... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
FAKE OR FORTUNE? Season 4 (New Season Premiere)discovers that the picture is caught between two rival art world authorities—Th
FAKE OR FORTUNE? Season 4 (New Season Premiere)
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
discovers that the picture is caught between two rival art world authorities—The Bernheim Jeune Gallery and the Wildenstein Institute—who both believe their word is the last word when it comes to Renoir. When the dust settles, will Nicky's painting... Read more
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dna
BARC: A year of telling it like it israther than one vendor all the way and Paritosh Joshi played a vital role in th
BARC: A year of telling it like it is
dna / Posted 2 days ago
rather than one vendor all the way and Paritosh Joshi played a vital role in this; the second was when Partho gave the breakthrough of Mediametrie and third, then we got the meters to be done locally. AP: One of the important things which BARC... Read more
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redOrbit
Vitamin reverses aging in organs and musclespublished online Thursday in the weekly peer-reviewed journal Science. In the
Vitamin reverses aging in organs and muscles
redOrbit / Posted 3 days ago
published online Thursday in the weekly peer-reviewed journal Science. In the paper, Johan Auwerx from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and his colleagues reported that nicotinamide riboside, a pyridine-nucleoside form... Read more
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LLRX.com
Evolutions in DNA Forensicsand industry lobbyists who push policies of "stop and spit." DNA testing is rig
Evolutions in DNA Forensics
LLRX.com / Posted 3 days ago
and industry lobbyists who push policies of "stop and spit." DNA testing is rightly seen as a transformative technological breakthrough, but we should be wary of placing such a powerful weapon in the hands of the same broken criminal justice system... Read more
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PR NewsChannel
Tampa dermatologist weighs in on sobering psoriatic arthritis studyis currently conducting clinical trials on psoriatic arthritis treatments. The
Tampa dermatologist weighs in on sobering psoriatic arthritis study
PR NewsChannel / Posted 3 days ago
is currently conducting clinical trials on psoriatic arthritis treatments. The founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin Institute, located in Tampa, Fla., the Tampa dermatologist has appeared on TV shows across the country, including the... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Comments of the Week #108: from runaway spaceships to the Universe’s agebad thing, you refute that there’s anything we can do. Remind me of where you a
Comments of the Week #108: from runaway spaceships to the Universe’s age
ScienceBlogs / Posted 3 days ago
bad thing, you refute that there’s anything we can do. Remind me of where you are in that progression again? Image credit: Breakthrough Starshot, of the laser sail concept for a “starchip” spaceship. From PJ on slowing down a starshot: “Makes an... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
My Turn: Facts to know about Parkinson'shas grown thanks to the work of Muhammad Ali, namesake of the Muhammad Ali Park
My Turn: Facts to know about Parkinson's
The Arizona Republic / Posted 4 days ago
has grown thanks to the work of Muhammad Ali, namesake of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. “The Greatest” has had Parkinson’s disease for a long time, but he has shown it is possible to maintain quality of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Kiwi scientists continue work with SpaceXa craft to a stable position where it was potentially re-useable. Meanwhile, P
Kiwi scientists continue work with SpaceX
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
a craft to a stable position where it was potentially re-useable. Meanwhile, Professor Sergei Gulyaev of AUT University's Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) said he'd been assured his team would continue to support SpaceX's... Read more
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The Financial Express
Inside Google’s quest to shape the rules of the driverless roaddriver was going to do, and that prediction was wrong,” says Gill Pratt, the sc
Inside Google’s quest to shape the rules of the driverless road
The Financial Express / Posted 5 days ago
driver was going to do, and that prediction was wrong,” says Gill Pratt, the scientist who is CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, a new $1 billion investment in artificial-intelligence and robotics research. “Their model was incorrect.” Google... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Patience a virtue for Indian trade boostersPresident's visit will boost links with NZ, but there's little sign of a breakt
Patience a virtue for Indian trade boosters
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
President's visit will boost links with NZ, but there's little sign of a breakthrough on free trade deal. Mukherjee's trip is the first time India's head of state has come to New Zealand, and thought to be the most prominent political visit from... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Small Kiwi team pushing to Mars with SpaceXProfessor Sergei Gulyaev (centre), director of AUT's Institute of Radio Astrono
Small Kiwi team pushing to Mars with SpaceX
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Professor Sergei Gulyaev (centre), director of AUT's Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research, stands with colleagues Tim Natusch (left) and Stuart Weston. A small team of Kiwi scientists expect to keep working with SpaceX as the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Small Kiwi team pushing to Mars with SpaceXProfessor Sergei Gulyaev (centre), director of AUT's Institute of Radio Astrono
Small Kiwi team pushing to Mars with SpaceX
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Professor Sergei Gulyaev (centre), director of AUT's Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research, stands with colleagues Tim Natusch (left) and Stuart Weston. A small team of Kiwi scientists expect to keep working with SpaceX as the... Read more
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ABC News
Beating Heart Cells Created From Human Skin Cellsinto heart-like cells in mice by using chemicals instead of genetic modificatio
Beating Heart Cells Created From Human Skin Cells
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
into heart-like cells in mice by using chemicals instead of genetic modification, in what some experts are calling a major breakthrough. Researchers used a chemical cocktail that affected the DNA replication and prompted the cells to convert into... Read more
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Perth Now
China: are the good times over?he said. “It is a rigged game in China, it really is.” Peter Cai, research fel
China: are the good times over?
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
he said. “It is a rigged game in China, it really is.” Peter Cai, research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, said the other problem facing Australia was our two biggest export sectors, tourism and education, are nearing... Read more
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WA Today
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screenedfatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists fro
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screened
WA Today / Posted 6 days ago
fatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have identified a genetic mutation behind the deadly heart condition which affects about one in 2000... Read more
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Canberra Times
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screenedfatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists fro
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screened
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
fatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have identified a genetic mutation behind the deadly heart condition which affects about one in 2000... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screenedfatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists fro
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screened
Brisbane Times / Posted 6 days ago
fatal heart condition from her mother. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer Now scientists from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have identified a genetic mutation behind the deadly heart condition which affects about one in 2000... Read more
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The Age
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screenedsaid Ms Johansson, now 30. "I probably had weeks to months." Now scientists fr
Deadly heart condition can now be genetically screened
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
said Ms Johansson, now 30. "I probably had weeks to months." Now scientists from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have identified a genetic mutation behind the deadly heart condition which affects about one in 2000... Read more
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The Courier Mail
China: are the good times over?he said. “It is a rigged game in China, it really is.” Peter Cai, research fel
China: are the good times over?
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
he said. “It is a rigged game in China, it really is.” Peter Cai, research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, said the other problem facing Australia was our two biggest export sectors, tourism and education, are nearing... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Executive Success: Taking diversity to the next levelGender and ethnic variety aren't enough, says researcher. Diverse teams make f
Executive Success: Taking diversity to the next level
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Gender and ethnic variety aren't enough, says researcher. Diverse teams make fewer mistakes and produce more breakthroughs, says Juliet Bourke. Photo / Dean Purcell Delving deeper into diversity is delivering big gains beyond the more typical pick... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
China gets into genetic breakthrough businessof regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge resea
China gets into genetic breakthrough business
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 6 days ago
of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China. In a lab at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, research scientist Pei Duanqing has created stem cells from urine, a breakthrough that... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
China gets into genetic breakthrough businessof regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge resea
China gets into genetic breakthrough business
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 6 days ago
of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China. In a lab at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, research scientist Pei Duanqing has created stem cells from urine, a breakthrough that... Read more
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News 8000
China gets into genetic breakthrough businessof regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge resea
China gets into genetic breakthrough business
News 8000 / Posted 6 days ago
of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China. In a lab at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, research scientist Pei Duanqing has created stem cells from urine, a breakthrough that... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
China gets into genetic breakthrough businessof regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge resea
China gets into genetic breakthrough business
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 6 days ago
of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China. In a lab at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, research scientist Pei Duanqing has created stem cells from urine, a breakthrough that... Read more
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