Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing Science is covering the March for Science worldwide. Be sure to check out our live coverage on the day of here, and also see all of our stories on the march. With this new system, scientists never have to write a grant application again Almost every scientist agrees: Applying for research funding is a drag. Writing a good proposal can take months, and the chances of getting funded are often slim. Funding agencies, meanwhile, spend…

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Replacement pancreas grown in a rat

Replacement pancreas grown in a rat

Replacement pancreas grown in a rat A replacement pancreas for a mouse has been successfully grown in an animal of a different species, Japanese scientists announced this week. Replacement :Worldwide, demand for organ transplants outstrips supply by a factor of thousands. Just in the US nearly 100,000 people are on donor organ waiting lists. Now researchers in Japan have opened the door to a potential solution, by showing that it’s possible to grow a new, genetically compatible organ in an animal of a different species and then transplant it into…

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