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Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Immunotherapy

Teen-age Boy Dies After Gardasil Vaccine – Lawsuit Filed in U.S.

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Fatality after Gardasil<p><b>Gardasil®-related fatal myocardial infarction in a teenage boy – case filed in United</b> …

The FDA Just Approved the First Cancer-Killing Virus

It's not a cure, but it gets us closer.<p>A new drug called Imlygic is the first infectious virus to garner approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in skin cancer treatments. The living virus infects and destroys cancer cells, which activates the patient's immune system to respond …

Immunotherapy

Alzheimer’s — A Disease Fed by Sugar

As of 2013, 5.2 million Americans had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia,1 and Alzheimer’s diagnoses are projected to …

Physicists offer novel insight into experimental cancer treatment

Physicists have carried out new research into how the heating effect of an experimental cancer treatment works.

RedWorks Envisions 3D Printed Housing on Mars, Inspired by Nautilus Shells & Pueblos

While many of us may envision a general idea of heading into space, prompted by decades of Star Trek and newer generations of sci-fi entertainment, …

CDC Reported 11 Cases Of Human Plague In U.S. Since April, Higher Than Usual

There have been 11 cases of human plague in the U.S. since April, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers For Disease Control and …

Marcy Borders, 9/11's 'dust lady', dies of stomach cancer

Bank worker who survived World Trade Center terror attack dies at 42 after year-long battle with cancer<p>It was one of the most haunting images that emerged after 9/11: a woman covered in ash and powdered concrete fleeing the World Trade Center after the first plane struck the tower and brought …

World Trade Center

New breath test to diagnose stomach cancer

Researchers have developed a new breath test that can diagnose esophageal and stomach cancers within minutes.

Team witnesses rare 'quantum jitters' in DNA - Futurity

Scientists have finally caught DNA in the act of "quantum jitters," a rare shift in shape that could shed light on evolution and cancer.

DNA