World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening. In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the brains of patients with … Continue reading World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

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DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

M. Imakaev/G. Fudenberg/N. Naumova/J. Dekker/L. Mirny DNA loops help to keep local regions of the genome together. Leonid Mirny swivels in his office chair and grabs the power cord for … Continue reading DNA’s secret weapon against knots and tangles

Humans Really Are Made of Stardust, and a New Study Proves It

An artist’s view of our Milky Way. A new study has mapped the abundance of elements found in the human body, the building blocks of life, in the stars of … Continue reading Humans Really Are Made of Stardust, and a New Study Proves It