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Scientists Figured Out Why Our Mouths Heal So Freakishly Fast

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health think they’ve uncovered just why the mouth heals so easily. Their findings, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, might even help us discover how to make the rest of our body heal quicker, too. And all they had to do was (slightly) hurt some innocent people. Read More >>

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Doctors Perform Breakthrough Gene Therapy on 13-Year-Old Boy

Last week, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey, US was at the centre of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited disease. The event marks the beginning of a new era of medicine, one in which devastating genetic conditions that we are born with can be simply edited out of our DNA with the help of modern biomedical technologies. Read More >>

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UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People With Macular Degeneration

British doctors have taken a huge step towards curing a common form of age-related chronic eye condition. Read More >>

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US Startup Claims It Is Regenerating Skin With Stem Cells

A tiny Utah biotech firm is making waves in regenerative medicine. Last summer, it made headlines for successfully regenerating skin and stimulating hair growth in pigs with burns using a stem cell therapy. Now, the company says its therapy is working on a badly burned 10-year-old boy. Read More >>

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Freaky Experiment Allows Tadpoles to See Out of Eyes Implanted on Their Tails

By leveraging the regenerative powers of migraine medication, researchers at Tufts University have restored the vision of blind tadpoles after grafting eyes to their tails. Sounds bizarre, but a similar technique could one day be used on humans. Read More >>

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Super Realistic Lab-Grown Skin Even Sprouts Hair

Using stem cells, Japanese scientists have grown artificial skin that contains sweat glands and hair follicles. These highly realistic skin patches could eventually be used to treat burn victims and replace animals in the testing of chemicals. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Created Functional Sperm From Stem Cells

Scientists from China have made history by taking a cell that’s not a sperm cell and then used it to create a live animal. A similar technique could be used one day to treat infertility in humans. Read More >>

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3D Bioprinting Just Took A Major Step Forward

Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that’s strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, cartilage structures, as well as a stunningly accurate human ear. Read More >>

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New ‘Mini-Brains’ Could Put Thousands of Lab Animals Out of Work

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have produced tiny brains made of human neurons and cells. These mini-brains could radically change how drugs are tested, replacing the many animals currently being used for neurological scientific research. Read More >>

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Researchers Can Now Grow Fallopian Tubes in the Lab

Researchers in Germany have grown in a lab the innermost layer of human fallopian tubes. The new technique is offering fresh insights into this essential component of the female reproductive system, while also hinting at potential new directions for the treatment of various reproductive disorders. Read More >>

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Doctors Can Now Grow Engineered Vaginas in Women

After decades of work, a team of doctors say they've successfully engineered vaginas that have been implanted and grown in women. The vaginas were grown in a lab from the female patients' own cells and later transferred to their bodies, where they formed into normal vaginas. The breakthrough bears some huge implications, too. Read More >>