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Worlds First Commercial iPSC Cell Plant Opens in Japan

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The $340 million, 30,000-square-foot center will produce cells for therapeutic appli...

Is knee pain linked to depression?

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According to researchers, knee osteoarthritis affects some 55 percent of people over age 40 in Japan. A research team recently published a study examining the effects of knee pain on depression since, until now, few studies have focused on how knee pain and impaired knee function relate to depres...

Electrodes fitted behind your ear can make you walk faster

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A type of electrical skull stimulation makes us step out faster with longer strides – a finding that could help people with balance disorders to walk more easily

Are your computer screens causing dry eye problems? Eat more good fats to repair the lipid layer / Jessica Dolores - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Dry eyes, a condition where the eyes do not produce enough tears, is a modern-day scourge. Smartphones, computers and tablets for home and office work have doubled, even tripled, the time we spend in front of a screen that require us to stare at it for hours on end. This, in turn, ...

Smokeless cigarettes not as harmless as claimed, study says

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Users of new iQOS ‘heat not burn’ devices speed up their ‘puff rate’ to inha...

Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, study says

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Experts remain split over whether it is worth taking supplementsVitamin D may offer protection against cancers, new research suggests, although experts are split over whether individuals should start taking supplements.The vitamin plays an important role in the body, including in bone health and ...

Britain's contaminated blood scandal: &lsquo;I need them to admit they killed our son&rsquo;

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In the 1970s and 80s, 4,689 British haemophiliacs were treated with contaminated blood products. So far, more than half of them have died. The government knew there were risks involved. The patients didn’t. Will they ever get justice?It has been called the biggest treatment disaster in the hist...

How to build a human brain

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Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development

Is This Experimental Japanese Drug the Secret to Stopping the Flu?

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An experimental drug, made in Japan, may be able to stop flu symptoms within 24 hours.

They’re Taking Our Tires!

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An unexpected meeting helps solve an epidemiological mystery.

High tsunami danger in Alaska, perhaps elsewhere

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Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign. They say the feature closely resembles one that produced the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan, killing some 20,00...

Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

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Researchers have discovered that a 'reorganisation' of the wiring of the brain is the underlying cause of phantom limb pain, which occurs in the vast majority of individuals who have had limbs amputated, and a potential method of treating it which uses artificial intelligence techniques.

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

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Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of dementia than those who were able to stay in their homes, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan S...

People in Miyagi coastal areas continue to show higher levels of depressive tendencies

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Depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than inland areas of Miyagi, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, new research shows.

Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the human brain at work

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To the untrained eye, it looked like a seismograph recording of a violent earthquake or the gyrations of a very volatile day on Wall Street—jagged peaks and valleys in red, blue and green, displayed on a wall. But the story it told was not about geology or economics.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ad...

The successful ovulation of 100 eggs from 1 female mouse

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The average number of eggs for genetically modified mice (knockout mice) obtained using previous methods of superovulation induction is about 20 but in reality the number is often much smaller, about 10 or less. However, researchers at Kumamoto University have developed a method of ultra-superovu...

Government emails reveal Fukushima radiation could cause thryoid cancer to skyrocket in Americans / By J. D. Heyes - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Censored and heavily redacted emails[PDF] from U.S. government scientists and officials reveal that there were major concerns among American policymakers shortly after the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 that there would be...

Stop taking statin drugs - high cholesterol leads to longer life / By Talya Dagan - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) High cholesterol levels are believed to lead to heart conditions and early death. Statin drugs to lower LDL cholesterol are prescribed to more than 13 million Americans, and almost all men over the age of 60. Research published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism...

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Sperm From Ovaries

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With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.

Reproducibility: Use mouse biobanks or lose them

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Now that genetic engineering of mice is so easy, centralized repositories are essential, argue Kent Lloyd and colleagues.Nature 522 151 doi: 10.1038/522151a