Jan 22, 2015

New IVF techniques produce healthier babies: study

Better techniques and policies have given children born from artificial fertilization a much better chance of survival and good health, a Scandinavian study said Wednesday. Doctors looked at data from 1988 to 2007 from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for more than 92,000 children ...

Oct 15, 2014

Embryonic stem cells clear key hurdle in eye trial

Embryonic stem cells transplanted into 18 patients with deteriorating eyesight restored some vision in more than half of the volunteers, researchers in the longest study into the fledgling technology reported Tuesday. Stem cells derived from embryos “could provide a potentially safe new source of ...

Scientists produce propane fuel from gut bacteria

Sep 4, 2014

Scientists produce propane fuel from gut bacteria

Driven by the quest for an abundant, nonpolluting alternative to fossil fuel, scientists have developed a method to produce propane using sugar and the gut bacteria E. coli. Though still far from being commercially viable, the inventors of the process hope it will one ...