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A bio patch that can regrow bone

Researchers at the University of Iowa have created a bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells.

dateNov 07, 2013 in Materials Science
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Sleeping for science: What can we learn?

(Phys.org)—Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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How does microgravity affect astronauts?

Anyone over 40 knows firsthand the effects of gravity's constant downward pull on our faces and bodies. It is an immutable force that Einstein called a “curvature of space-time” -- but the curvature ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors

(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene ...

dateJun 11, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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Painful hip fractures strike breast cancer survivors

A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Cancer
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Aging gracefully through exercise

Working out can help you shed pounds -- but that's just the beginning. New research from Tel Aviv University has found that "endurance exercises," like a Central Park jog or a spinning class, can make us look ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Health
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