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More Viruses Than We Previously Thought Could Be Transmitted Sexually

They're lurking in semen.<p>A dig through the literature has uncovered evidence of 27 distinct viruses from a wide variety of families capable of …

Public Health

Where No Flatworm Has Gone Before: Doctors Find Wriggling Parasite in Teen's Eyeball

NOPE.<p>When a 17-year-old guy in Mexico presented at the hospital with complaints about serious eye pain, the doctors were in for a squirmy surprise …

Medicine
Cancer

Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill People

<i>[Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 22, 2017, to state that geneticist Cliff Tabin's remarks were made as part of his scientific …

Diabetes

Plants Grow Glow-in-the-dark Cotton, Without Genetic Engineering

Credit: Science Magazine<p>We humans have been hard at working mucking with nature since… well, since we’ve been humans. Whether it’s tweaking cows, so …

Molecular Biology

Leather, Grown in a Lab Without Cows

Modern Meadow’s factory will crank out leather via yeast fermentation.<p>To make leather, first you have to raise a cow.<p>Or another animal, though you really do need the whole animal because since pretty much the beginning of time, it has not been possible to grow skin for leather without the attendant …

Biotechnology

For the First Time, Signal Transfer Between Molecules Has Been Achieved

Molecular computing reaches another milestone Image: Nanchang University/Nature NanotechnologySTM image of all the initial β-form molecules in the …

Nanotech

Scientists Identify the Genes That Paint Butterfly Wings

There are some 20,000 species of butterflies fluttering in skies around the world—each one with its own uniquely beautiful wings filled with spots, …

Horrified doctors find parasitic worm wriggling inside teenage boy's EYE after he complains of vision loss

Doctors were horrified when they found a parasitic worm wriggling around inside a teenage boy's eye .<p>The 17-year-old had reportedly been experiencing …

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

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99% of HIV Strains

Experts are getting excited.<p>A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three …

Microbiology

Maze-like chip helps spot aggressive cancer cells

It's difficult to spot cancer cells -- just one in a billion blood cells are cancerous. How do you isolate them to know the trouble someone is facing and eventually treat it? By drawing the kind of mazes you enjoyed as a kid, apparently. Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that uses a …

Cancer

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

Singularity

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

Here's a list of 100 words scientists really want you to stop misusing

Words and Science<p>Without language, things between humans would get pretty confusing pretty fast. And even though the ways we communicate can be …

Psychology

Insect found inside IV fluid administered to 5-month-old

The infant had been on the drip for 14 hours when the parents discovered the insect.<p>An insect was found in the intravenous fluid being administered …

Immunotherapy: Can your immune system be taught to fight cancer?

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with …

Cancer

'Cancer Pen' Could Make Tumor Surgery Easier, More Accurate

Photo credit: Vivian Abagiu/Univ. of Texas at Austin<p>When you have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, you want your doctor to get every last bit of …

How To Spot The Symptoms Of Stroke, Plus Tips On Prevention

The UK is 'sleepwalking towards a stroke crisis' according to experts.<p>It’s estimated there’ll be a 59% rise in the number of people suffering a …

World Health Organization

Aurora Cannabis ships medical marijuana to Germany to offset European supply shortage

Aurora Cannabis’ first shipment of Alberta-grown medical marijuana has been shipped to Germany to help offset “a significant shortage of supply” in …

This Newly Discovered Jurassic Sea Monster Was Related to Ocean Super-Predators

It was hiding in plain sight.<p>So many new species aren't discovered straight out of the ground, but after having been under our noses for decades. …

Dinosaurs

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee): Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Patellofemoral syndrome or patellofemoral pain syndrome is a term used to describe pain around the patella or kneecap and in the front of the …

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.<p>The FDA late Monday approved sales of Trelegy Ellipta, developed jointly by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva Inc. It …

Pharma

How to pack for months of endless daytime

Surviving sunny summers in Antarctica.<p>During Antarctica’s warm(er) season, the sun shines constantly. Without darkness to divide night from day, researchers find ways to cope. After 21 field seasons, here are ecologist Ross Virginia’s must-haves.<p>1. Sunglasses<p>I’m not trying to make a fashion …

Single Malt Whisky

Tooth Banking: What It Is And What You Need To Know

Companies are now storing stem cells from children’s baby teeth—for a hefty fee. But is tooth banking worth it?<p>How It Works<p>Sign up online with a service like Tooth Bank, Store-aTooth, or National Dental Pulp Laboratory. The company will mail you a collection kit containing a vial of stabilizing …

The way cancer patients are treated could change forever thanks for Northumbria University research

A major breakthrough in the treatment of cancer, cystic fibrosis and 6,000 other inherited conditions has been made in the North East.<p>Researchers at …

WHO warns the world is running out of antibiotics

Concern about growing global antibiotic resistance has come to a head: The World Health Organization is now warning that the world is running out of …

Microbiology

Hospital Staffers Suspended for Taking Photos of a Patient's Genitals Raises Questions About Privacy

Doctors and staff at a Pennsylvania hospital are under fire after what news reports described as a “ton” of employees crowded into an operating room …