Tag: biology

Adult Stem Cells

Embryonic stem cell researchers and supporters, take note. Stem Cells May Treat Blindness "WASHINGTON — Stem cells taken from bone marrow can grow new blood vessels in the eyes of mice, a development researchers say raises the possibility of treating some diseases that often lead to blindness in humans."

Calling Peter Benchly

Tuning in to a deep sea monster “LONDON, England — Scientists have revealed a mysterious recording that they say could be the sound of a giant beast lurking in the depths of the ocean. “

Astrobiology

Antifreeze Discovered in Space "Ethylene glycol, the chemical in automobile antifreeze, has been discovered in an interstellar cloud of gas and dust. The compound is also involved the formation of complex sugar molecules that are necessary for life."

McClone?

Scientists Clone Calf From Dead Cow "The researchers on Thursday introduced K.C., a healthy female Angus-Hereford cross delivered earlier this week. Her genetic material was extracted from the kidney region of a cow two days after it was killed."

Craig's…er…the Human Genome Project

I’m fairly certain this was unethical behavior. I wonder what the long term effects will be. Scientist Reveals Genome Secret: It’s Him "Dr. J. Craig Venter, the scientist who led Celera Genomics’s effort to decode the human genome, now says the genome decoded was largely his own."