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Japanese scientists use stem cells to create tear and saliva glands

Researchers said on Tuesday they had created saliva glands and tear glands using stem cells from mice, marking a further advance in the quest to grow replacement bio-engineered organs. The work shows potential for treatments for malfunctioning glands that cause “dry eye” or “dry mouth” syndromes, which affect tens of…

Mosquito lab handles ‘world’s most dangerous animals’

SEATTLE (Reuters) – He keeps them in warm, comfortable bug dorms, feeds them on meals of human blood with the occasional sugar water snack and lives in awe of their killing power. Seattle-based research scientist Stefan Kappe says mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world. Which is probably…