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Human Clones In 50 Years?
2012-12-19 15:28:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The scientist who inspired the creation of Dolly the Sheep has now said human cloning is within our reach, bringing some hope of restoration to parents who have lost their child to a tragic death, reported the Telegraph. Nobel prize-winning Sir John Gurdon has been furthering the study of cloning since the 1950s and has had success cloning animals such as frogs. Now, he´s claiming we could begin to see fully functional...

British and Japanese Researchers Awarded The 2012 Nobel Prize For Stem Cell Research
2012-10-08 11:50:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stem cell research has been a controversial, yet important advance in science and medicine for decades. Scientific research has been carried out in numerous areas pertaining to stem cells, and the work of two such researchers in the field have caught the eye of the most prestigious awards organization in the world. Britain´s Sir John Gurdon and Japan´s Shinya Yamanaka were both awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine...

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2009-09-14 12:46:10

Several prestigious research awards were handed out to five scientists for developing a life-saving leukemia treatment and for advances in "reprogramming" DNA, which led to a new kind of stem cell, The Associated Press reported. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation will present the $250,000 Lasker Awards on Oct. 2 in New York. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will also be receiving a Lasker prize for public service. This year, three scientists will share the clinical medical research award...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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