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Surgeons to Put Gunshot Victims Into Suspended Animation

Study will see if supercooling allows wounds to be repaired quickly enough to preserve brain function.<p>Surgeons at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will soon try to save the life of a gunshot victim by killing him first—or almost.<p><b>When a shooting or stabbing victim goes into cardiac arrest due</b> …

The Worst Places To Be Stung By A Bee

Our readers may be able to guess at least one of the most painful places to be stung by a bee.<p>But if you want the research to back it up, intrepid researcher Michael Smith, a graduate student at Cornell University, says that the three worst places to be stung by a bee are as follows: The nostril, …

US diabetic heart attacks, strokes falling, study says

In the midst of the U.S. diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are …

First Red Blood Cells Made From Adult Cells Ready For Human Transfusions

In the future, man-made cells could supplement or even replace donated blood.<p>One team of researchers has created red blood cells that are ready to go into human study volunteers. When the clinical trial testing the cells' safety starts, it will be the first time humans have ever received red blood …

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Low tolerance for pain? The reason may be in your genes

Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today …

Protein expression gets the heart pumping

Most people think the development of the heart only happens in the womb, however the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that …

Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs.<p>But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding far more than cocaine and the flu. They're teeming with life.<p>Each dollar bill carries about 3,000 types of bacteria on its surface, scientists have found. Most are harmless. But cash …