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German scientists create see-through human organs

An employee checks the 3D printing of a scaffold for a kidney at Dr. Ali Ertuerk's laboratory in Munich, Germany April 23, 2019. Mr. Ertuerk and his team developed DISCO transparency technology which is used by scientists from diverse biomedical research fields to generate high resolution views of intact rodent organs and bodies, a milestone on the way to generate 3D-bioprinted human organs. Picture taken April 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder

MUNICH, Germany — Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Scientists led by Ali Erturk at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have developed a technique that uses a solvent to make organs such as the brain and kidneys transparent. The ... Read More »

Sri Lanka in lockdown after hundreds killed in bomb attacks

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Seven suspects were arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on eight churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that left more than 200 dead and hundreds more injured, the country’s defense minister said. Three police were killed during the raids on a house in Colombo on Sunday afternoon after the government announced it would imposed a country-wide curfew ... Read More »

Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh

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Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack on an interior ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV said. Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails. The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center ... Read More »

Dutch doctor ‘fathered 49 children’ in IVF scandal

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The group of suspected “Karbaat children” dragged his family to court to force them to release Karbaat’s DNA profile, which was kept behind locked away in a safe THE HAGUE: A deceased Dutch doctor mired in a fertility scandal fathered at least 49 children, an organization representing parents and children born through IVF at his now-closed clinic said Friday. Jan ... Read More »

Civil defense teams rescue residents and animals trapped in Riyadh floods

Rain showers with hail led to flooding in some valleys, roads and neighborhoods Civil Defense officials cautions the public to remain careful and to follow safety guidelines at all times RIYADH: Inclement weather affecting parts of Saudi Arabia have caused flooding in some areas, prompting rescue operations by the Directorate for Civil Defense, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on ... Read More »

Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused medicines worth millions stolen from govt hospital

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MADINAH, Saudi Arabia – Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused of stealing large quantities of medicines from the warehouse of a government hospital in Madinah. The officers seized medicines worth about SR4 million from the men. This is the fourth incident involving theft of medicines in Madinah in the past two years. Large quantities of medicines have mysteriously disappeared ... Read More »

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