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Humble red berry could be the answer to deadly superbugs

The rise of deadly superbugs which are resistant to antibiotics could be thwarted by a humble and widely available red berry, scientists have said.<p>Researchers seeking to understand why traditional healers in the Amazon rainforest use Brazilian peppertree berries to treat skin complaints found the …

Medicine

From wormholes to time travel: Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Alister Graham, <i>Swinburne University of Technology</i><p>Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The …

Involuntary consent: You might be the subject of a medical experiment and not even know it

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body—for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where you live, and whom you marry. Medical experimentation is supposed to be following the same historical trend—increasing rights of autonomy for those whose …

Medicine

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

DNA Can Now Be Analyzed Using This Simple App

Technology just gets better and better.There is now an app available that will allow your smartphone to analyze your DNA. How cool is that? This is a …

Genetics

We Finally Know the Immense Weight of Humanity's Footprint

It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective …

Turning Back the Aging Clock

News Writer: Lori Dajose Mitochondrial DNA is the small circular chromosome found inside mitochondria. The mitochondria are organelles found in cells …

Neuroscience

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