• Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells
    Growing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep embryos containing human cells.

    While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: They had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains to control fluid pressure in the eye.

  • Study maps molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy
    Creating new healthy heart muscle cells within a patients own ailing heart. This is how scientists hope to reverse heart disease one day. Today, a new study led by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers reveals key molecular details that should be useful in developing this ambitious approach.

  • In Race for Blood Cancer Therapy, a Chinese Biotech Firm Surges 500 percent
    In the global race to use human immune cells to fight cancers, a little-known Chinese firm called GenScript Biotech Corp. is emerging as one of the biggest stock gainers.

  • Scientists take tissue-engineering approach to improve healing related to skeletal system
    "Take a knee." "On bended knee." A "knee-slapper." "The bees knees." The knee certainly carries a lot of weight in the English language, just as it does in the body. As the largest and one of the most complicated joints, the knee is also one of the most easily injured. Anatomically, its no wonder – the knee connects the two longest levers in the body: the thigh and lower leg.