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“Baby girl” to undergo surgery

29. January 2008


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Baby girl,who has 5 legs will be operated upon to remove her extra leg.Another of her limb which is said to be deformed will also be removed.

The 18 month old cat was found wandering on the streets of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.She walks on three legs only.

She is currently under the care of Washington Area Humane Society. They say her legs could be a result of in-breeding.

The workers say,”Baby girl” would be put for adoption.


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Scientists make beating heart in laboratory

22. January 2008


MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (January, 13 2008) — University of Minnesota researchers have created a beating heart in the laboratory.

By using a process called whole organ decellularization, scientists from the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair grew functioning heart tissue by taking dead rat and pig hearts and reseeding them with a mixture of live cells. The research will be published online in the January 13 issue of Nature Medicine. (more…)

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Scientists make embryo clone of men.

19. January 2008


US scientists say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, in an attempt to produce patient-specific stem cells.

Researchers removed DNA from donated human eggs, and replaced it with DNA from the skin cells of two volunteers.

They produced embryos with genetic material that matched the men’s, but did not go on to extract stem cells.



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When only mum or dad matters

15. December 2007

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The textbook rule that says activated human genes almost always express both of their copies — the one inherited from mum and that inherited from dad — seems not to be true. Instead, a good chunk of our genome could prefer the ‘single life’, according to new research.

Whether the maternal or paternal copy gets switched on in such cases seems to be random. But the result could have a big impact on disease susceptibility and other biological traits.

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Gene responsible for making us,”once bitten twice shy” identified.

15. December 2007


Most people tend to learn from their mistakes and avoid a similar fate in the future. Now, researchers have found that the reason we are able to do so, is because of a gene that makes us once bitten, twice shy.The researchers behind the finding are Tilmann Klein and Markus Ullsperger at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.


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