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Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger.

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What Makes Fireflies Glow? (Video)

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow.

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Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar

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Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, or glucose, level and can automatically release insulin as needed.

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Producing Fuel From Canada Oil Sands Emits More Carbon Than From US Crude

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The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands is on the rise with much of it destined for U.S. refineries. The current oil sands production of fuels from "well-to-wheels" releases about 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than making gasoline and diesel from conventional crudes.

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Should Scientists Be Allowed to Genetically Alter Human Embryos?

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Scientists have at their disposal a way to explore the possible prevention of genetic diseases before birth. But should they?

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Creating Bacterial ‘Fight Clubs’ to Discover New Drugs

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Vanderbilt chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.

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Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

Other topics include resurgence of whales off southern California, treating chronic kidney disease, and a breakthrough in a heart-specific type of stem cell.

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SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

Other topics include weight loss, medical marijuana, smart traffic lights, diabetes, heart disease, and more.