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Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant options

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The researchers caution that their success is only a first step and that 'serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues' remain before the process could be used for human organs

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Thanks to a new study, we are a step closer to long-duration human spaceflight

SPACE TRAVEL. Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. Image from NASA

'Devastating' ocean heatwaves on the rise

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Similar to an atmospheric heatwave, a marine heatwave is a prolonged period of unusually warm water

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

Jul 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial

HUMAN BRAIN. An actual human brain displayed inside a glass box, as part of an interactive exhibition

GM mosquitoes open up new front in war on malaria

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:58 PM

The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes which is 95 male as opposed to 50 in normal populations

BREAKTHROUGH. This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. File photo by Adam Richman/Sanaria Inc/AFP