Seven Days in Life

02 - 08 May 201680


canadaCensorship lifted from Canadian scientists
After nine years of functional censorship, Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work. They are also free to talk about things other than science, like, say, the old policy of generally not allowing scientists to speak with reporters.
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human embrHuman embryos grown in lab
Developmental biologists have grown human embryos in the lab for up to 13 days after fertilization, shattering the previous record of 9 days. The achievement has already enabled scientists to discover new aspects of early human development.
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ptProtein Translation finally witnessed
In an unprecedented feat, Colorado State University biochemists have made a live-cell movie of RNA translation – the fundamental cellular process by which a ribosome decodes a protein. 
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rhinoStem cells to rescue the nearly extinct rhinos
Researchers this week unveiled the details of an audacious plan to save the northern white rhino, by transforming cells from living rhinos and from frozen storage into sperm and egg cells, and then using in vitro fertilization to create embryos and revitalize the population. 
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memErasing Bad Memories – now foreseeable
A step has been taken toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory (strengthing selected ones) by manipulating one of the brain's signaling memory mechanisms, a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
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