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Artificial skin created using stem cells from umbilical cord

68546 In a first, scientists have grown artificial skin using stem cells derived from the umbilical cord. Scientists from the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the Department of Histology at the University of Granada demonstrated the ability of Wharton jelly mesenschymal stem cells to turn to oral-mucosa or skin-regeneration epithelia. To grow the artificial skin,… Seguir Leyendo Artificial skin created using stem cells from umbilical cord

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Dental patterns as accurate as DNA

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain came to this conclusion after analysing the dental patterns of more than 3,000 people. “There is sufficient dental diversity between people to enable a scientifically-based human identification method to be developed for forensic purposes,” said Stella Martde las Heras, professor of legal and forensic medicine at… Seguir Leyendo Dental patterns as accurate as DNA

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Female rattlesnakes ‘indulge in cannibalism’

Female rattlesnakes \’indulge in cannibalism\’ Washington (PTI): Researchers have for the first time found evidence that cannibalism is widespread among female rattlesnakes as it helps the species to recover as well as regain strength after giving birth. A new study has shown that female rattlesnakes ingest on average 11 per cent of their postpartum mass… Seguir Leyendo Female rattlesnakes ‘indulge in cannibalism’

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Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of universe. Could life have started in a lump of ice?

Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of universe. Could life have started in a lump of ice? The universe is full of water, mostly in the form of very cold ice films deposited on interstellar dust particles, but until recently little was known about the detailed small scale structure. Now the latest quick… Seguir Leyendo Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of universe. Could life have started in a lump of ice?

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Scientists confirm the existence of electric activity in Titan

Scientists confirm the existence of electric activity in Titan Physicists of the University of Granada and the University of Valencia (Spain) have developed a proceeding to analyse specific data sent by the Huygens probe from Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, proving “in an unequivocal way” that there is natural electric activity in its atmosphere.… Seguir Leyendo Scientists confirm the existence of electric activity in Titan

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New potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity

New potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity A molecule called interleukin-6 has opened new doors for the creation of new drugs against obesity and diabetes. These are the conclusions of an international project which has had the participation of researchers from Vitagenes, a company which forms part of the Campus programme promoted by the… Seguir Leyendo New potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity