Cary Politzer

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The Biggest Threat to Americans? Other Americans With Guns

Russia, ISIS, yadda yadda. The biggest existential threat to Americans is other Americans—specifically, the ones armed to the teeth.<p>What do you think …

Guns

Stem cell therapy success in treatment of sight loss from macular degeneration

Patients with a devastating eye disease who had embryonic stem cell therapy to improve their sight have suffered no major side-effects since they had the treatment, scientists report.<p>The study (pdf) represents the first evidence for the long-term safety of the pioneering therapy, which restored …

Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?

Driverless cars? Google has already wheeled one out. Robo-cops? Prototypes are on the scene. Love-bots? One in six people say they would have sex with an android. But how many people would want to go under the knife of a robo-surgeon?<p>It might seem like a solution dreamed up by Aldous Huxley, but …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Can Doctors Teach the Body to Cure Cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.<p>What if the path to curing cancer has been part of the body all along?<p>For generations the three pillars of cancer treatment have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But both …

A Bronx Rite of Passage: Jump 110 Feet Into The Harlem River

C-Rock from Eric Branco on Vimeo.<p><i>C-Rock is a new documentary about a pastime that, for kids in the northwest Bronx, is "like a bar mitzvah." Except that it entails jumping dozens of feet off of rocky cliffs into the Harlem River, where that waterway meets Spuyten Duyvil Creek. (It got its name</i> …

A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

Medical professionals can’t possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of their profession.<p>A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every …

Researchers Clone Stem Cells From Human Adults

Scientists from South Korea have devised a technique for cloning adult stem cells that doesn't involve the destruction of human embryos. The …

Stem Cells

How Cereal Transformed American Culture

<b>by Ian Lender</b><p><i>More than a century ago, Christian fundamentalists invented cereal to promote a healthy lifestyle free of sin. Little did they know,</i> …

A Haunted House That You Walk Through Naked?

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Local News Reporter Accidentally Draws A Penis On Traffic Map

Michigan's WJRT reporter, Siobhan Riley, made a bit of a blunder recently while reporting on construction traffic zones.<p>Little did Riley know that her subconscious drew a penis on the touchscreen and now she will become a viral video star.<p>It's too good. Watch below:

Fathering With Intentionality: The Importance of Creating a Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Have you ever met one of those families that just seem to have it all together? Maybe you knew such a family growing up and loved hanging out over at …