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Ancient virus lurking in remote Australia, affecting thousands of Aboriginal adults

In a brightly lit lab in the outback town of Alice Springs, researchers have been inspecting vials of blood infected with an ancient virus that has …

Disease

The 'nanobots' and 'ninja polymers' transforming medicine

<b>With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future - part human, part synthetic?</b><p>In Ridley Scott's seminal blockbuster Blade Runner, humanity has harnessed …

Cancer Cells

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

Why ‘Shockwave’ Therapy for ED Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

Illustration by Diego Sabogal<p>Some heavy-hitter urologists are testing a promising novel procedure known as shockwave therapy that could become a …

Medicine

Weekly Dose: Keytruda may be a miracle cancer drug, but can those who need it afford it?

Keytruda (generic name pembrolizumab) is an immunotherapy drug manufactured by the company Merck & Co. It is most commonly used to treat melanoma, …

Cancer

Certain iron supplements may influence the development of colon cancer

Two common iron compounds increase the formation of a known biomarker for cancer, according to a new study of cancer cells from Chalmers University …

Wellness

Scientists discover a role for 'junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, …

Genetics

Labrador insists on visiting his favourite neighbour every single day

This is Cheddar.<p>Cheddar was put up for adoption after one of his owners was diagnosed with cancer and no longer could afford to look after …

Pets

At 88, this doctor won’t give up on a long-ignored treatment for strokes and heart attacks

He’s a professor at Harvard Medical School, but in many ways, Dr. Victor Gurewich is an outsider.His research is funded by a small family foundation, …

Medicine

Babies given antacids, antibiotics may have higher risk for allergies, asthma

Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study warns.<p>The finding is based on an analysis of health records of more than 792,000 children born between 2001 and 2013.<p>While the study does not …

Medicine

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Medical Research

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

Paranormal

Nanoscale "supersoap" allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found a way to "print" narrow tubes of water within liquid-state silicone oil. …

Nanotech

Metformin as an anti-cancer agent: actions and mechanisms targeting cancer stem cells | Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica

Metformin, a first line medication for type II diabetes, initially entered the spotlight as a promising anti-cancer agent due to epidemiologic …

Cancer

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator, Kaku …

Physics

Bose sunglasses hands-on: audio AR makes more sense than you think

This week, Bose made a surprise announcement that it was getting into the augmented reality game. But Bose makes headphones, right? And AR is all about glasses with visual overlays? Well, nobody told them, and that's a good thing. The company believes that the classic approach works fine for many …

Previous cortisone injections may increase risk of future rotator cuff repair

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Cortisone injections are a common nonsurgical approach to treating rotator cuff injuries. However, researchers presenting their …

FDA approves world's smallest mechanical heart valve, made by Abbott, for use in infants and toddlers

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s smallest mechanical heart valve, the first designed to fit newborns' and infants’ tiny bodies.<p>The valve, which is the size of a dime, allows doctors to treat babies in need of a mitral or aortic valve replacement, according to Abbott …

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

A dose of sunshine exposure could cut the risk of cancer by one fifth

A dose of sunshine could prevent the risk of cancer by a fifth, research suggests.<p>A study of 34,000 adults found those with high levels of Vitamin D had a 20 per cent lower chance of cancer.<p>Although the vitamin is found in some foods, including oily fish, eggs and fortified cereals, as well as in …

For Arthritis Pain, Nonopioid Drugs Work as Well as Opioids

Opioids are no better than nonopioid pain relievers for treating the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, a clinical trial has found.<p>Researchers randomized 240 patients with moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis to either an opioid (morphine, oxycodone or hydrocodone) or to …

Pain

Yes, you can die of a broken heart. Here's how

When Carrie Fisher died in late 2016 the film world went into collective mourning.<p>The grief was compounded the next day when her mother, Debbie …

New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'

The researchers behind a new study published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Medicine</i> note that inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclin-dependent kinase 2 …

For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial

For years, doctors turned to opioid painkillers as a first-line treatment for chronic back pain and aches in the joints. Even as the dangers of addiction and overdoses became more clear, the drugs' pain-relieving benefits were still thought to justify their risks.<p>Now researchers have hard data that …

Magnetic nanoparticles designed to stop internal bleeding

Major internal bleeding is a very serious condition that requires immediate attention, and it's difficult to treat non-surgically. Scientists from …

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

Artificial eye flexes muscle to do what the human eye can't

Harvard has reported a breakthrough flat artificial eye just 30 microns in depth which can exceed the capabilities of the human eye. The technology, …

Medicine