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A new study in Cell Reports has identified a gene associated with an increase in life-span. Scientists examined mice with two alleles for the mTOR gene, who express mTOR at a level 75% less of normal mice. They found that although these mice are smaller, they "do not demonstrate any alterations in...
Reuters reports that scientists in Austria have succesfully grown "mini brains" using stem cells. The study, published in Nature, showed that combining the stem cells with the appropriate nutrients for cell combination and organization allowed for the development of these mini organs. After a few months,...
The New York Times' Well blog reports that a new study in The American Journal of Sports Medicine has found a new technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair that could improve outcomes in surgical patients. The difficulty in ACL repair occurs because the ACL, unlike other knee ligaments, cannot...