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The ‘Indispensable Soma’ theory of ageing

OK. In scientific terms, it is only a ‘hypothesis’ - the reverse of the ‘Disposable Soma’ theory of ageing. Here’s how it goes. For the past...

New Stem Cells Go Back Further

One of the obstacles to employing human embryonic stem cells for medical use lies in their very promise: They are born to rapidly differentiate...

Cattle farts don’t stink with biotech

The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge. According...

Vitamin C helps control gene activity in stem cells

Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, and may thereby play a previously unknown and fundamental role...

‘Greening’ your flat screen TV

Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. With flat screen TVs getting bigg...

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