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Poppy gene unlocks new ways to make morphine - Futurity

A gene discovered in poppies completes the set of genes needed to genetically engineer morphine production in microbes such as yeast.


First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …


Early treatment may decrease autism signs

How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated?<p>A baby's first birthday visit to the pediatrician usually includes a screening for the social deficits common with autism spectrum disorder. But doctors and scientists tend to agree that they can't make a very reliable …

30 Zucchini Recipes for Using Up All Your Darn Zucchini

These zucchini recipes will help you make the most of one of summer's most abundant veggies.<p><b>The first sight of zucchini in your garden is a beautiful thing.</b> But then: It just keeps growing. Soon, half your fridge is taken up by zucchini. What can you do? Make these recipes, of course.


75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …


Scientists uncover key clue for protecting hearts against deadly arrhythmia

Previous research has shown carbon monoxide, which is produced naturally in heart cells, can guard against ventricular fibrillation, however the …

Missionaries deserved access to untested Ebola drug, expert writes

They were given drugs never before used on humans, and then flown to the United States amid fears that they would spark a new outbreak of the dreaded<p>Ebola virus.<p>Roughly two weeks after a pair of American missionary workers were evacuated from Liberia, debate continues over the decision to treat …

How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.<p>Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused by an autoimmune condition called alopecia …