- Australian doctors transplant first circulatory death human heart
- Growing a blood vessel in a week
- Hippos-Sussita excavation: Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE
- Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives
- Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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