This bright-field microscopic image shows a three-day-old human liver organoid grown by scientists who report research results in Nature. The tiny liver — suspended in solution inside an under-lit petri dish well — is about 10mm wide. Generated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), the miniature organs are being developed for their potential to study

The vegetarian diet was found to be almost twice as effective in reducing body weight than the conventional diet. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in

More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, finds a new study. Credit: © Maya Kruchancova / Fotolia Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health

Drivers who used alcohol, marijuana, or both were significantly more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two-vehicle crashes compared to drivers who were involved in the same crashes but used neither of the substances. Credit: © chalabala / Fotolia Use of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a

An image of a T-cell is shown. Credit: Photo courtesy of Robbie B. Mailliard, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health In an expanded, three-year clinical trial of 86 patients with colorectal and 11 other kinds of cancer that have so-called ‘mismatch repair’ genetic defects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and its Bloomberg~Kimmel

Flightless Galapagos cormorant opening its tiny wings.(Stock image) Credit: © Vermeulen-Perdaen / Fotolia The flightless cormorant is one of a diverse array of animals that live on the Galapagos Islands, which piqued Charles Darwin’s scientific curiosity in the 1830s. He hypothesized that altered evolutionary pressures may have contributed to the loss of the ability to

This is a computed tomography (CT scan) of right humerus. Left image shows a horizontal slice through the cancerous lesion. Credit: Nicole Guzmán-Smith A new report by Smithsonian archaeologists and colleagues in the International Journal of Paleopathology identifies a bone tumor in the upper right arm of an adolescent who was buried in about 1300

This is the first study of its kind using medical images and artificial intelligence. Credit: © iQoncept / Fotolia A computer’s ability to predict a patient’s lifespan simply by looking at images of their organs is a step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research led by the University of Adelaide. The research,

Seeing the imagination. Credit: © ra2 studio / Fotolia Scanning your brain to decode the contents of your mind has been a subject of intense research interest for some time. As studies have progressed, scientists have gradually been able to interpret what test subjects see, remember, imagine, and even dream. There have been significant limitations,

A system of actuation wires attached to the back of the exosuit provides assistive force to the hip joint during running. Credit: The Wyss Institute at Harvard University What if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile

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