Human Kidneys Grown in Pigs

TL;DR Researchers from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have successfully grown humanized kidneys in pig embryos for the first time. The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, used a three-step technique to overcome previous challenges in interspecies chimeras. While the long-term goal is human organ transplantation, the immediate applications include studying human organ development and diseases.

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Recent Developments in Alzheimer's Disease Research: A Year in Review

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) continues to be a significant concern in the medical community, affecting millions of people worldwide. The past year has seen some groundbreaking research that aims to understand the disease better and develop effective treatments. This article will summarize some of the most notable studies and news in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease research over the past 12 months.

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Genetically Modified Rice is Rich in Antioxidants

Whatever your views are on GMO, there’s no debate that most efforts revolve around increasing the size or abundance of crops. Not so with a project undertaken by Chinese scientists in which genes producing anthocyanins have been engineered into strains of rice. Researchers have developed a method capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to produce high levels of antioxidant-boosting pigments called anthocyanins.

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