Latest Academy of Medical Sciences Stories

2011-07-22 09:40:00

Increased scientific research and experiments that involve the placement of human genes and cells into animals need new rules and regulations to ensure they are ethically acceptable and do not lead to Frankenstein-like creatures being bred in science labs, a group of leading British researchers said on Friday. The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) warned that scientists are in danger of turning animals into monsters unless the ethical measures are taken. It said scientists may not be far...

2009-11-10 12:30:00

Britain's Academy of Medical Sciences launched a study Tuesday to consider how human DNA is used in animal experiments and to determine what the boundaries of such controversial science might be, The Associated Press reported. Scientists at the Academy of Medical Sciences want to make sure the public is aware of what is happening in laboratories during experiments that involve swapping human and animal DNA. For some time researchers have been replacing animal genes with human genes or growing...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are now being accepted for The 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, which recognizes scientists in basic or clinical research who have made significant transformational contributions toward the improvement of human health. Nominations will be accepted online at http://www.pauljanssenaward.com/ until December 15, 2008 for evaluation by an independent Selection Committee. The winner(s) will be announced in May 2009....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.