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HowStuffWorks "Human Cloning Ethics"

HowStuffWorks "Human Cloning Ethics" | future health | Scoop.it
Human cloning has been an ethical issue ever since the first sheep was cloned in 1997. Learn about the science behind human cloning.
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Colour changing contact lenses could replace painful skin prick tests for diabetics

Colour changing contact lenses could replace painful skin prick tests for diabetics | future health | Scoop.it
Millions of diabetes sufferers face the daily grind of taking several skin prick tests to monitor their blood sugar levels.
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Now that biomarkers for suicide risk have been identified, could a diagnostic test be far off?

Now that biomarkers for suicide risk have been identified, could a diagnostic test be far off? | future health | Scoop.it
A group of scientists from Indiana University School of Medicine have identified biomarkers associated with suicide risk that could potentially be developed into a blood test.
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Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs

Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs | future health | Scoop.it
While some mind-control technologies may not amount to much more than gimmicks, there's also plenty of serious research being done in the field --
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Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments | future health | Scoop.it
People with conditions such as heart disease or Parkinson's could benefit from tissue grown with their own DNA
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The Human Genome Project, Then and Now

The Human Genome Project, Then and Now | future health | Scoop.it
A decade ago this week, scientists announced that they had completed the Human Genome Project. Eric D. Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, discussed what that accomplishment meant and what is coming next.
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:: University of Southampton

:: University of Southampton | future health | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively.
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MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech

MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech | future health | Scoop.it
y triggering a single neuron, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing this neuron, the subject would lose that memory.
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Uusi piilolinssi tuo ihmisille Terminatorin kykyjä

Uusi piilolinssi tuo ihmisille Terminatorin kykyjä | future health | Scoop.it
Myyntiin voi tulla pian piilolinssi, jolla voi tarkentaa ja zoomata kohteeseen.
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Neuroscientist Daniela Schiller is Researching Ways that Bad Memories Can be Made Less Fearsome | MIT Technology Review

Neuroscientist Daniela Schiller is Researching Ways that Bad Memories Can be Made Less Fearsome | MIT Technology Review | future health | Scoop.it
A neuroscientist who has anguished over the terrors in her family’s history explores how people might erase the trauma from memories.
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False memory planted in mouse's brain

False memory planted in mouse's brain | future health | Scoop.it
The feat will help to reveal how more complex false memories, such as of sexual abuse or alien abduction, can arise in people
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MIT's needleless injections help you get drugs faster, doesn't even hurt (video)

MIT's needleless injections help you get drugs faster, doesn't even hurt (video) | future health | Scoop.it
Afraid of needles? You may not have to be if a team of MIT scientists get their way. Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are
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Brain implants: Restoring memory with a microchip

Brain implants: Restoring memory with a microchip | future health | Scoop.it
William Gibson's popular science fiction tale "Johnny Mnemonic" foresaw sensitive information being carried by microchips in the brain by 2021. A team of American neuroscientists could be making this fantasy world a reality.
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Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time | future health | Scoop.it
The cells, made with cloning technique behind Dolly the sheep, have the potential to regenerate damaged organs and tissues
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News Blog: Fetal stem cells cause tumor in a teenage boy

News Blog: Fetal stem cells cause tumor in a teenage boy | future health | Scoop.it
In May 2001, Israeli parents of a nine-year old boy with a crippling disease that left him wheelchair-bound took their child to see doctors in Moscow.
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Anti-Aging Molecule Discovered

Anti-Aging Molecule Discovered | future health | Scoop.it
A team of South Korean scientists on Sunday claimed to have created a ``cellular fountain of youth,’’ or a small molecule, which enables human cells to avoid aging and dying. The team, ...
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stelarc // bio notes

This is the official website of STELARC. Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 25 body suspension performances with hooks into his skin.
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An EEG That Fits Inside Your Ear | MIT Technology Review

An EEG That Fits Inside Your Ear | MIT Technology Review | future health | Scoop.it
A tiny, unobtrusive brain monitor could help track daily seizures.
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Scientists finally clone human embryos | ExtremeTech

Scientists finally clone human embryos | ExtremeTech | future health | Scoop.it
For some time, scientists have been able to craft precise genetic copies of many creatures. Whether they are animals, or single cells, they are similarly refereed to as clones.
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A First: Human Liver Created from Stem Cells : DNews

A First: Human Liver Created from Stem Cells : DNews | future health | Scoop.it
This is the first report demonstrating the generation of a functional human organ from stem cells.
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No More Chemo: Doctors Say It’s Not So Far-Fetched | TIME.com

No More Chemo: Doctors Say It’s Not So Far-Fetched | TIME.com | future health | Scoop.it
There’s a revolution occurring in cancer treatment, and it could mean the end of chemotherapy. When it comes to taming tumors, the strategy has always been fairly straightforward.
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Targeted genome engineering in human induced pluripotent stem cells by penetrating TALENs - Cell Regeneration

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Ru et al, 2013

In this study, we utilized a cell-penetrating peptide-based system for ZFN and TALEN delivery. Functional TAT-ZFN and TAT-TALEN proteins were generated by fusing the cell-penetrating TAT peptide to ZFN and TALEN, respectively. However, TAT-ZFN was difficult to purify in quantities sufficient for analysis in cell culture. Purified TAT-TALEN was able to penetrate cells and disrupt the gene encoding endogenous human chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (CCR5, a co-receptor for HIV-1 entry into cells). Hypothermic treatment greatly enhanced the TAT-TALEN-mediated gene disruption efficiency. A 5% modification rate was observed in human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) treated with TAT-TALEN as measured by the Surveyor assay.


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Fangjun JiaFang-Jun's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:56 PM

Not sure whether TAT-TALEN proteins are capable of penetrating cells. Typically, TAT works well to a small peptide while TALEN a larger protein.