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According to the latest Science News, the need for tissue and organs is now being met by simply allowing them to be printed out. Scientists have refined technology that has been developed over the last several years, so that they are now able to produce different types of tissue on demand. The organ transplant scandals...

There are many benefits, both physical and psychological, that come from a good workout. Exercise increases brain function, boosts memory, improves learning skills and reduces the effects of aging on cognitive thought. Some of the latest science news is about the progress scientists are making at identifying the cause of these positive results. In the...

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women, especially those over the age of 50. While some experience uniform thinning of their hair, others may have spots or complete baldness. In spite of new medications and treatment methods that have been developed, little success has been found in preventing or reversing balding....

The fact that white men are more susceptible to testicular cancer has long been known. Now, researchers have made a discovery that may explain this differentiation. A genetic variant known to put men at an increased risk of developing the cancer plays a role in protecting fair-skinned men from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. A...

Oarfish are thought to be the world’s largest bony fish. They can reach over 30 feet long and have a sea serpent reputation from infrequent sightings. However, because these fish live in deep water, usually 650-1,000 feet down, not much is known about them. Researchers at the University of Santa Barbara recently had a rare opportunity...

Yeti, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, and the Abominable Snowman are all names for the same mythological creature, depending on where the sightings take place. Not often a topic written on in science current events, these creatures continue to get attention from people in many areas around the world. After thousands of reported sightings, and no scientific evidence...

A human skull that has been fossilizing for almost two million years has been the focus of multiple recent science news articles, forcing scientists to take another look at the previously-thought explanations for human evolution. Discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia in Asia, the skull has proven to be one of the most interesting, yet controversial, finds...

Millions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to turn back the hands of time and make the outer body appear younger than it is. Although some people would disagree, it is the aging that occurs within the body and its organs that is of the greatest importance. Scientists have long looked for...

Current flu vaccines are not always effective at preventing the flu, and those who get the virus have only Tamiflu to rely on for improvement of symptoms. The primary resource for treating flu is thought to be leading to resistance in some flu strains. There is also the unpredictability of when various strains will prevail,...

Specific proteins within infected cells trigger an innate immune response known as the interferon response. As a result, neighboring cells are activated, which can cause the primarily infected cell to die. Invertebrates also have a mechanism involved in the immune response, called the RNA interference pathway, or RNAi. The RNAi is triggered by a RNA...