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Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria

SOUROUKOUDINGA, Burkina Faso (Reuters) – Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. Their experiment is the first outside the lab to release genetically altered mosquitoes in the hope of reducing their ability to… Read More »

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

Scientists can now manipulate sperm to determine the sex of cattle. Will they do it with humans?

Sperm can be segregated into male and female, scientists have shown for the first time in a breakthrough experts say could have “disruptive social consequences” if applied to humans. Japanese researchers discovered that sperm bearing the X chromosome, which generates a female when it joins with the X chromosome of an egg, carries molecules which… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

Doctors use lasers and retinoic acid to treat skin damage. Scientists have now uncovered a common mechanism that links both, paving the way for new treatments. What links laser and retinoic acid treatment for sun damage? Skin damage, in the form of dark spots and wrinkles, naturally occurs as we age. Ultraviolet light from the… Read More »