Feb 6, 2014------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How to make pluripotent stem cells easily
Dr Haruko Obokata, of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology in Japan, has shown how stem cells can be made quickly just by dipping them into a mildly acidic solution. Stem cells are the cells that can transform into any tissue and are already in clinical trials for eye, heart and brain treatments.
Feb 5, 2014------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived wee
Molecules morph into memories - the movie
A breakthrough allows us to see how memories form. It was made possible by a technological tour de force - a mouse developed with memory making molecules fluorescently "tagged" so they can be observed traveling in real time in living brain cells.
Feb 4, 2014------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived wee
Quality of brain white matter affects math ability
A new study has found that healthy 12-year-olds who score well in addition and multiplication have higher-quality white matter tracts. This correlation does not appear to apply to subtraction and division.
Feb 3, 2014------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The science of baby-making a mystery for many
A new study by Yale School of Medicine study found that about 50% of reproductive-age women in the United States have never discussed their reproductive health with a medical doctor or nurse and about 30% visit their reproductive health provider less than once a year — or never.