Regenerative Medicine: Repairing Rather than Replacing

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We take a look at the development of some advanced regenerative medicine treatments that incorporate tissue transplants, drugs, and genetic engineering.

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Engineering human organs onto a microchip

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Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers could use microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using organ-on-a-chip technology.

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Hormonal Gain Control Of Animal Attraction

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In vivo imaging of neurotensin neurons in the medial preoptic area shows activity in these neurons releases dopamine downstream and drives social attraction towards the opposite sex.

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Electronic Synapse

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Mimicking synapses in the brain, the artificial synapse is energy efficient and 'learns' with use. It is a new type of electronic architecture that could lead to a more brain-like era of computation.

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A New Approach to Stem Cell Maturation

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Dr. Chulan Kwon tells us about a new method to generate mature cardiac muscle cells from pluripotent stem cells.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

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Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Rapid Detection of Ebola
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A new, cost-effective technique has been developed which can detect Ebola within minutes, and could be used for real-time detection of the virus.

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Obesity Reprogrammes Muscle Stem Cells
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DNA methylation in muscle stem cells has been shown to be more common in obese than non-obese mice.

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Reversing Blood Stem Cell Ageing
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The function of young blood stem cells has been recreated by reprogramming functionally old cells, highlighting the potential of treating diseases such as anaemia and leukaemia.

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