New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of ‘multiplying’ organoids: miniature collections of cells that mimic the behavior of various organs and are promising tools for the study of human biology and disease. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used their method to culture and grow a ‘mini-airway’, the first time […]

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Alex Trebek’s Wardrobe Has Been Donated To The Homeless

Alex Trebek’s suits, dress shirts, ties and more have been donated by the show and the Trebek family to The Doe Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides paid transitional work, housing, educational opportunities, counseling, and career training to people with histories of homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse. The clothing will be distributed to those participating […]

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Immune response to insulin could identify, help treat those at risk for type 1 diabetes

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals most at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. The study, out recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, measured immune responses from individuals genetically […]

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Yellen seeks to ‘understand deeply’ GameStop frenzy as market regulators meet

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday vowed to protect investors, but said financial market regulators needed to fully understand the recent trading frenzy involving GameStop Corp and other retail stocks before taking any action. The core infrastructure of financial markets had proven resilient during the high volatility and heavy trading volume around GameStop and […]

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The Epic Games Store’s ‘Spring Showcase’ event will bring new game reveals, sales, and more

Something to look forward to: Epic already has a strong presence in the gaming industry: as an engine maker, a platform holder, and an original IP creator. However, that’s not enough for the gaming giant — come Spring, Epic will be holding its own mini online-only gaming convention. It’ll be called the “Spring Showcase,” and […]

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Amateur Treasure Hunter Unearths Missing Centerpiece of Henry VIII’s Crown — And It’s Worth Millions

How many times has this happened to you? You’re a soon-to-be-booted British monarch running away from the 1645 Battle of Naseby clutching a priceless gold diadem in your sweaty fist, but due to the slavering Roundhead horde nipping at your heels you don’t have time to stop and retrieve the not-so-lucky totem when it inadvertently […]

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