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'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution<p>Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. …

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance

The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes<p>Scientists attending a recent meeting of the American Society for Microbiology reported they had uncovered a highly disturbing trend. They …

Medicine

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

by Karla Lant October 6, 2017 Health & Medicine 16780<p>Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic …

Genetics

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why

Misophonia - a hatred of sounds such as loud eating and chewing - is real.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com</i><p>If you’ve ever been tempted to …

Newcastle University

Researchers may have discovered a new way to kill off cancer cells

Locking on Cancer Cells<p>Since 2011, researchers have been conducting clinical trials involving a modified type of poliovirus as a form of treatment …

Immunotherapy

New research shows that Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

Zika kills glioblastoma cells<p>New research shows that although Zika virus can devastate the fetal brain, causing infants to be born with microcephaly, …

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …