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Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »

Study finds new medication can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

By Ana Gajic An international team of researchers led by University of British Columbia and in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The findings, published today in Cell, hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early infection of the novel… Read More »

Department of Health and Human Services launches Foundry for American Biotechnology

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the nation’s first Foundry for American Biotechnology today, with the aim of producing technological solutions that help the U.S. protect against and respond to health security threats, enhance daily medical care, and add to the nation’s bioeconomy. The novel coronavirus is a reminder of the need… Read More »

World Habitat Day 2019: Date, Significance and Theme of the Day to Reflect the State of Human Settlements

World Habitat Day 2019 (Photo Credits: Un.org) Every year, first Monday of October is celebrated as World Habitat Day. The purpose of this day is to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to sufficient shelter. WHD also intends to remind the people that they are responsible to shape the future… Read More »