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Human 'Organs-on-Chips' as replacements for animal testing

Wyss Institutes Founding Director Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., kicked off SLAS2015 by focusing on the engineering of human "Organs-on-Chips" to a filled room of SLAS attendees Feb. 9. Researchers, along with Ingber, have created this innovative technology. Organs-on-a-Chip...

source: By Jessica Taylor
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A new study published in Nature Communications reveals how scientists have created an injectable hydrogel that can deliver drugs over specific time periods, eliminating the surgical implantation required with existing hydrogels....

source: Medical News Today

Marine animals just keep getting bigger and bigger, and it's not because they are eating their Wheaties. New research finds that over time evolution favors ever-increasing body size - and not by chance. This idea seems obvious given that humans, apes and other large creatures...

source: Nature World News

YouTube is releasing a child-friendly app aimed at bringing kid-appropriate content to mobile users. The free YouTube Kids app will be available for download on Android devices only, starting Feb. 23. There is no word on iOS availability.

source: PCMag

Argentinian designer, art director and artist Martin de Pasquale creates surreal images that will beguile your brain. On the 25th birthday of Photoshop, we talk to de Pasquale and take a look at some of his greatest creations.

source: CNN

A statistical technique that sorts out when changes to words' pronunciations most likely occurred in the evolution of a language offers a renewed opportunity to trace words and languages back to their earliest common ancestor or ancestors.

source: Santa Fe Institute via ScienceDaily

The brain's speech area, named after 19th century French physician Pierre Paul Broca, shuts down when we talk out loud, according to a new study that challenges the long-held assumption that "Broca's area" governs all aspects of speech production.

source: University of California via ScienceDaily


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