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Patients with paraplegia regain voluntary movement after spinal stimulation

Patients with paraplegia regain voluntary movement after spinal stimulation

Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Continue reading

Autism begins in pregnancy, according to study: Cortical layers disrupted during brain development in autism

Autism begins in pregnancy, according to study: Cortical layers disrupted during brain development in autism

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 27 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine . Continue reading

Bacterial reporters that get the scoop: Engineered gut bacteria ‘remembers’ what it saw

Bacterial reporters that get the scoop: Engineered gut bacteria ‘remembers’ what it saw

It’s a jungle in there. Continue reading

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Jan. 25, 2013 — A new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in an experimental model were not rejected when transplanted back into genetically identical recipients. The study, published online in Cell Stem Cell , demonstrates the potential of utilizing iPS cells to develop cell types that could offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, liver and lung diseases, without the barrier of immune rejection Continue reading

Controversial bird flu work resumes

Controversial bird flu work resumes

23 January 2013 Last updated at 13:00 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Controversial research into making bird flu easier to spread in people is to resume after a year-long pause. Continue reading

Novel approaches needed to end growing scourge of ‘superbugs’

Novel approaches needed to end growing scourge of ‘superbugs’

Jan. 23, 2013 — With the rising awareness of the so-called “superbugs,” bacteria that are resistant to most known antibiotics, three infectious disease experts writing in the Jan Continue reading

Novel approaches needed to end growing scourge of ‘superbugs’

Novel approaches needed to end growing scourge of ‘superbugs’

Jan. 23, 2013 — With the rising awareness of the so-called “superbugs,” bacteria that are resistant to most known antibiotics, three infectious disease experts writing in the Jan Continue reading

Scientists discover genes responsible for cornea blindness

Scientists discover genes responsible for cornea blindness

Jan. 15, 2013 — Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. Continue reading

Light exposure during pregnancy key to normal eye development

Light exposure during pregnancy key to normal eye development

Jan. 16, 2013 — New research in Nature concludes the eye — which depends on light to see — also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders — in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. Continue reading

Children ‘may grow out of autism’

Children ‘may grow out of autism’

16 January 2013 Last updated at 02:52 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Some young children accurately diagnosed as autistic lose their symptoms and their diagnosis as they get older, say US researchers. Continue reading