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25,450 Americans will die this year waiting for cancer drugs that could treat them

When you have a terminal illness and all else has failed, shouldn’t you be free to enrol in a medical trial of a promising new drug? This isn’t a distant hypothetical, but a serious predicament that faces thousands of Americans every year.<p>In a recently published book, <i>The Right to Try,</i> Darcy Olsen, …

FDA

Sniffing out ovarian cancer: Working dogs help in the war on cancer — with their amazing noses

Researchers are working to invent a chemical sensor “with the sensitivity and specificity of the dog”<p>McBaine is a black-and-white English springer spaniel with a constantly wagging tail and a passion for sniffing out ovarian tumors. During a typical day at the University of Pennsylvania’s Vet …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Japanese Scientists Just Beamed Energy Through the Air

Human-made satellites have long been able to harness the sun's energy as it washes over them outside the protection of our atmosphere. But what if we …

Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute?<p>The space program’s traditional pose was temporarily upstaged when astronaut Leland Melvin turned …

Pets

Scientists accuse Church of ignorance over three parent babies

Scientists have accused church leaders of ignoring scientific evidence about three parent babies<p>Scientists have accused the church leaders of refusing to examine overwhelming evidence which shows that the creation of three parent babies is ethical and safe.<p>The Anglican and Catholic churches have …

Measles Spreads From Southern California, Sickens Dozens

There are few things worse than watching people suffer and die from preventable diseases. I lose several smokers every year to lung cancer and heart attacks; I lose people to colon cancer because they were scared of getting a colonoscopy. And I’ve watched people stumble into the office in misery …

Public Health

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Dementia

How Bread, Beer, And Soy Sauce Changed The Human Microbiome

Digesting yeast is no mean feat<p>Something funny happened when people began consuming beer and wine. That something funny—perhaps there are others, but we will not comment—was that the little critters that live inside healthy human guts seem to have adapted. Certain bacteria species that commonly …

Biology

Man Saves Wife’s Sight by 3D Printing Her Tumor

<b>The summer of 2013 found Michael Balzer in good health.</b> A few years earlier, he’d struggled with a long illness that had cost him his job. As he recovered, he built an independent career creating 3D graphics and helping his wife, a psychotherapist named Pamela Shavaun Scott, develop treatments for …

Dogs, cats, rabbits and piglets dressed up in costumes for Dress Up Your Pet Day - Telegraph

Pets

23andMe Gives Pfizer Access To Its Genome Database

The partnership sounds like a win-win–so long as 23andMe’s client data stays anonymous.<p>23andMe, the Mountain View, California-based company that offers a $99 consumer DNA kit, announced an agreement with Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and producer of drugs like Lipitor, …

US has been cutting medical research funding since 2004

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is investing more<p>The US’s investment in medical research between 2004 and 2012 declined significantly. The same can’t be said for the rest of the world, as global investment in biomedical research actually increased during that same period, according to a study …

What a View! Opportunity Rover Nears 11 Years on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has captured a gorgeous view of the Martian landscape from a perch high on a crater rim.<p>The Opportunity rover took the photo on Jan. 6 from atop Cape Tribulation on the western rim of Endeavour Crater. The summit sits about 440 feet (135 meters) above the surrounding plains …

Mars Rover

Mars spacecraft may have found wreckage of doomed British Beagle 2 probe

The doomed British space probe, Beagle 2 may have been sighted by an orbiting spacecraft, more than 10 years after it vanished while attempting to …

Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

A Lamp Whose Light Comes From Bioluminescent Bacteria

Before Teresa van Dongen studied design, she studied biology. Which explains a lot about how and why her most recent project, the Ambio light, came …

A New Dallas Buyers Club: A Startup Helps Sick And Dying Patients Get Experimental Drugs

myTomorrows is working with drug companies to get not-yet-approved treatments stuck in regulatory purgatory to patients–giving them one last chance to survive.<p>When his father was diagnosed with a serious, difficult to treat lung cancer, Ronald Brus should have been the last person to feel …

Medicine

Microbiome may have evolved to take down the elderly

The microbes that live in and on humans may have evolved to preferentially take down the elderly in the population, a new computer model …

19 Resolutions That Are SO Much Better Than Going On A Diet

Diets are the worst. But healthy living is awesome!

High Blood Pressure

9 Amazing and Gross Things Scientists Discovered About Microbes This Year

We can't see them, but they are all around us. On us. In us. Our personal microbes—not to mention those in the environment around us—have us …

This guy dresses up his dog as a different animal every Christmas and it's the sweetest

Every Christmas, Photographer Peter Thorpe does to his dog what I dream of doing to mine — he puts her in adorable costumes that she doesn’t seem to …

4 Sky Events This Week: Holiday Meteors Soar Before Santa Takes to the Sky

Enjoy a weekly viewing guide to the holiday season's starry nights.<p>Little Bear runs with meteors just in time for the week's holiday revels, as stargazers enjoy the moon going caroling with our nearest and dearest neighbors, Venus and Mars.<p><b>Little Bear shower.</b> The night of Monday, December 22, will …

The Beer Sock Knitting Pattern

Looking for a quick knitted gift to make this holiday season? Take a look at The Beer Sock that Siouxsie Stitches recently gave her Dad for his birthday!<p>My dad really likes his beer sock because it doesn’t let ANY of the cold or condensation from the beer reach your hand (gotta love wool!). He …

All The Wonder Of Space And Human Exploration, Packed Into A Gorgeous 4-Minute Film

Wanderers is a new short film that pairs enhanced visuals from NASA’s archives with an epic score and Carl Sagan narration. It is totally out of this world.<p>The planets are literally in alignment during the opening shot of <i>Wanderers</i>, a fitting beginning for a film that realistically depicts our solar …

Space

NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Working on a gene therapy for muscular dystrophy - Scope

<i>Here's this week's Biomed Bites, a weekly feature that highlights some of Stanford’s most innovative research and introduces Scope readers to</i> …

Hand-Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Monk Distorted by Glitches

Perth, Australia-based artist Paul Kaptein explores themes of emptiness and time in his new sculpture titled <i>and in the endless sounds there came a pause</i>. Hand-carved from jelutong, a Malaysian wood, the work depicts a monk-like figure sitting in a meditative pose, his body and features distorted by …

Art