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Scientists create human-sheep chimera with hopes of affordable organ transplants

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A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. The scientific breakthrough could potentially save the lives of thousands of people who are in a dire need of vital organ transplants. While many patients die before they move up to the... 

Human genes ‘continue to function after we die’

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Cells in the body continue to function for a period after death, new Spanish research claims, with some genes even becoming more active when an individual shuffles off this mortal coil. Scientists hope that this new discovery will help forensic scientists more accurately pinpoint the time of a person’s death. An international team examined 36 different types of tissue from 540 corpses to come to... 

Careers For Those Who Want To Be Scientists

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The new future is near. The latest events of the science world have shown that the ideas of living on other planets, high-speed underground roads and even the real opportunity to cure cancer will never be stupid or crazy anymore. It is not just a matter of the outcome, that is, the incredible things we will use in our everyday life, but the new educational system as well. That system will be responsible... 

Scientists Discover Major Reason Behind Cancer, May Find Cure for the Disease

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Researchers have taken a new step toward tackling the ruthless disease claiming some eight million lives annually. Scientists came to the conclusion that changes in the immune system are a key factor that provokes cancer, along with genetic mutations. The prevention and treatment of cancer should be based on immune-related factors rather than only genetic ones, a research team from the University... 

Nordics dropping in IQ, becoming as dumb as Rocks

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The long and prosperous era of growing IQ results is now being challenged by dramatically declining results in Scandinavia. This trend may expand to engulf more countries, researchers warn. Contrary to the 20th century trend of nations performing better in tests measuring intelligence (IQ), the Scandinavian countries have been experiencing a continuous drop in IQ in the past decades. In the so-called... 

Sex Robot developer claims robots will be able to remain Pregnant and give Birth

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Sex robots are becoming increasingly popular around the world, and one cyber visionary even claims that the machines will one day become capable of having orgasms and giving birth. The evolution of sexbots continues and they are on track to become fully-fledged cyborgs that possess artificial intelligence and can even react to their partners’ actions. Sergi Santos, the developer of one of the most... 

New DNA study finds Ancient Egyptians were European whites, not black Africans

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A map showing the main areas of immigrant populations that contributed to Egyptian heritage between 1400 BCE and 400 CE. The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more European than African. Scientists analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered they shared genes with people from the Mediterranean. They found that ancient Egyptians... 

“White Race Doesn’t Exist,” Says Rome’s Top Jew

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The white race does not exist, and to say it does is “ignorant,” the President of the Jewish Community of Rome, Ruth Dureghello has announced on Twitter. “It’s inconceivable that in 2018 one must repeat to ignorant ones that there doesn’t exist a white race to defend, 80 years after the promulgation of the racial laws,” Dureghello wrote in Italian on her twitter feed. She was reacting... 

Majority of South Koreans think Foreigners Can Never become Koreans

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More than six out of 10 Koreans do not view migrant workers as “members of Korea,” a survey showed Wednesday, indicating the country still has a long way to go until becoming a truly multiracial society. According to the Overseas Korea Foundation’s survey of 820 adults nationwide, 61.1 percent of respondents have difficulties in accepting migrant workers as members of society, a... 

US lifts ban on pandemic pathogen tweaks

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has lifted a three-year moratorium on civilian gain-of-function (GOF) research that enhances the potency of pandemic pathogens such as SARS, the flu and Ebola. “GOF research is important in helping us identify, understand, and develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health,” said NIH... 

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

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Scientists have discovered how to make old human cells young again through rejuvenation. It’s an exciting discovery that could change the way humans age. Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Brighton found they could rejuvenate senescent cells, cells that had stopped their natural growth cycle, causing them to start to divide again. The experiment found they not only look younger,... 

Humans will NEVER be Immortal, study says

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Aging and cancer are two harsh but inescapable realities of life as a multicellular organism and while humanity can strive to treat one or the other, eventual death is mathematically guaranteed, according to a new study. A pair of researchers from the University of Arizona have developed the first general model of the interaction between intercellular competition, aging and the onset and development... 

Monster plankton discovered in Arctic ice

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A new species that has been dubbed a hidden ‘monster’ of the plankton world has been found lurking under Arctic sea ice in Canada. The fortuitous discovery of the eight-legged creature – which freakishly only has one eye, no mouth and two hairy antennae – was made by a University of Manitoba student in 2014. Aurelie Delaforge was working at an ice camp in the wilds of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut,... 

French scientists discover Schizophrenia Cure through Magnetic Pulses

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Researchers have discovered the part of the brain that produces the “voices” that some schizophrenia sufferers are tormented by and managed to partially silence them by using magnetic pulse therapy. Schizophrenia is a serious long-term mental health problem, with symptoms that can include delusions and hearing voices, which is called Auditory Verbal Hallucination. About 70 per cent of people with... 

FDA approves 1st living drug to treat cancer in the US

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever gene therapy to treat cancer in the US. The treatment offers a totally new approach to fighting the disease and could lead to novel treatments of other serious and life-threatening maladies. On Wednesday, the FDA approved a new leukemia treatment from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which the agency said is “the first gene therapy... 
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