Scientists have successfully grown a human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds similarly to natural body tissue to electrical pulses. The laboratory development is designed to help researchers study new drugs.
The German drug maker Merck has acquired the U.S.-based science supply company Sigma-Aldrich in a multi-billion-dollar deal. Merck has been growing its laboratory supply side and it has now become one of the biggest companies in the business.
In a remarkable study, researchers have shown that injecting bacteria into a cancer tumor helped shrink it. Studies were first carried out on dogs, and then, with interesting results, on a female cancer patient.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."
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Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted into laboratory animals modified to mimic liver failure.