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30K in U.K. Could Carry Human Form of Mad Cow Disease

30K in U.K. Could Carry Human Form of Mad Cow Disease

Newsy (Oct. 16, 2013) — According to new research, tens of thousands of people in the U.K. could be silent carriers of the human form of mad cow disease.
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Age Reversal Protein Brings Young Hearts to Old Mice

Age Reversal Protein Brings Young Hearts to Old Mice

Reuters (June 3, 2013) — Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the scientists say they saw the organs 'grow younger' before their eyes, results that could eventually help in the treatment of human heart disease.
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Mealworms to Become Protein of the Future

Mealworms to Become Protein of the Future

Buzz60 (Dec. 20, 2012) — Mealworms could replace chicken, beef and pork as the protein of the future, according to researchers in the Netherlands. They say the beetle larvae are much more sustainable than traditional animal protein, creating less greenhouse gas and requiring half the amount of energy.
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First Gene Therapy Treatment Approved in Europe

First Gene Therapy Treatment Approved in Europe

Reuters (Aug. 8, 2012) — The first gene therapy drug approval given by European regulators is potentially good news for those suffering from a rare syndrome which prevents their body from breaking down fat. The decision by the European Medicines Agency to allow Dutch biotech company uniQure to produce a gene therapy for LPLD sufferers opens the way for further developments in gene therapy treatments.
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