Archive for August 11th, 2017:

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Image copyright EGENESIS The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing

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Anger over ‘untrue’ climate change claims

Image copyright Dan Kitwood Image caption Former Chancellor Lord Lawson’s claims on climate change have been challenged by scientists Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4′s Today programme were simply

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Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

Image copyright YOSHIKAZU TSUNO Image caption Goldfish and their relatives have the ability to turn lactic acid into alcohol Scientists have decoded the secrets behind a goldfish’s ability to survive in ice-covered lakes. They’ve worked out how and why the fish turn lactic acid in their bodies into alcohol, as a means of staying alive.

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