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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

Australian doctors transplant first circulatory death human heart

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 11:48 AM PDT

The St Vincent's Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit has carried out the world's first distant procurement of hearts donated after circulatory death (DCD). These hearts were subsequently resuscitated and then successfully transplanted into patients with end-stage heart failure.

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 07:12 AM PDT

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Hippos-Sussita excavation: Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 07:04 AM PDT

Silent evidence of a large earthquake in 363 CE -- the skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant -- was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of Haifa during this excavation season at Hippos-Sussita. They also found a large muscular marble leg and artillery ammunition from some 2,000 years ago. "The data is finally beginning to form a clear historical-archaeological picture," said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, head of the international excavation team.

Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:18 AM PDT

The health risks and benefits of vegetarianism have long been discussed in relation to the human diet, but newly published research reveals that it's definitely of benefit to the reptile population. That, and being less sexually active. The research team investigated how longevity of 1,014 species of scaled reptiles is influenced by key environmental characteristics and by their feeding and sexual habits.

Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 12:47 PM PDT

A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers report.

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