In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a UCLA study. Despite...
UCLA scientists who purified stem cells derived from fat tissue and used them to grow bone discovered that the new bone formed faster and was of higher quality than bone created using traditional...
A UCLA team has, for the first time, used a technique normally employed to manage brain aneurysms to treat life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. This unique use of the method...
The debate over whether video games improve cognitive function or eat away at it like Pac-Man has been raging ever since Atari’s heyday. While no definite consensus has been reached, scientists at...
With the help of nanotechnology, scientists can now find the one cancerous cell in a blood sample. A new device, called the circulating tumor cell chip, or CTC, was developed at Massachusetts General...
Medicine gets a makeover by adopting a more personalized approach that enhances doctors’ ability to redict, diagnose, and treat disease
From the screams of the operating theater to the death of a pop star to a surprising drug that could mitigate side effects, anesthesia has both a storied past and a cutting-edge future.
Johns Hopkins researchers report that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to a mutation in another gene. Their discovery,...
Bioengineered rat kidneys developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators successfully produced urine both in a laboratory apparatus and after being transplanted into living animals...
In a series of lab experiments designed to unravel the workings of a key enzyme widely considered a possible trigger of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that in the most...

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