Scientists have discovered a way to reprogram bone and fat cells to become stem cells that can regenerate multiple tissue types. The technique has already proved successful in mice and could be just a few years away from being safely available for regenerating any damaged tissue in humans.
Biologists have successfully induced flatworms of a specific species to grow the head and brain you'd expect to find on another species. The breakthrough adds to our understanding of exactly what governs the growth of anatomy.
The residents of New York's South Bronx suffer from relatively high levels of diabetes, childhood asthma and pedestrian injuries. A new initiative called the Haven Project is planning to use green open spaces to combat these issues.