South Korean scientists said on Wednesday they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Yonhap news agency reported.
A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.
The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog’s food.
This past weekend American and Swiss scientists announced that they may have detected “hints” or first glimpses of the hypothetical Higgs boson, or more commonly referred to by media outlets as the God particle.
The clues that surfaced this past weekend give scientific believers, that is those that adhere to the Standard Model of particle physics, hope that their long quest to find a God particle may be answered sooner rather than later. Read More.
The New York University Langone Medical Center started scanning palms last month to reduce paperwork and prevent identity theft, the New York Daily News reports, using a device that images the veins in a patient’s hand.
Shaped like a butter tray, the black PatientSecure device uses infrared light to scan palms, then links the unique biometric trait to a patient’s electronic health records
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20083866-247/hospital-scans-palms-to-pull-up-medical-records/#ixzz1TJ2iRtJ3