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Scientists Reverse Wrinkles, Restore Hair Growth In Mice. Implications Are 'Huge' For Aging Research

Though tales of its existence have been recounted around the globe for thousands of years, and legend has it that even Juan Ponce de Leon never found it, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) might have discovered the Fountain of Youth. And although it probably wouldn’t be in …

hair loss

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication

New results could change the face of Alzheimer's treatment; the herpes simplex virus is found to play a vital role in the condition, and antiherpetic …

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

<b>On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand's Chiang Rai province with their football coach - and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. The BBC's Helier Cheung and Tessa Wong were at the scene as a dramatic rescue bid gripped the world.</b><p>What happened over those two weeks is a …

Thai Navy

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable price.<p>Simon Stevens said CAR-T therapy, which has been licensed in the US but not yet in the UK, could be approved for …

Cancer

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the SoundBlaster, the default standard for audio in PCs in the '90s and early '00s, but the company as a whole hadn't …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Can your own immune system kill cancer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body's immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell …

Immunotherapy

Limitless Energy: MIT Set a New Record for Nuclear Fusion

STABILIZING NUCLEAR FUSION<p>Nuclear fission reactors have been within our grasp for 50 years now, but harnessing the power of the Sun through <i>stable</i> …

New Alzheimer's Drug Trial Clears Toxic Brain Proteins And Slows Memory Loss

This is incredible.<p>A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet …

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen

<b>Bill Burton, UIC News Center</b> -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that …

The Alaskan Tree frog freezes solid in the winter, stopping it's heart completely, and then unthaws in the spring. https://t.co/u7TyO3tNmo

Comet sniffing technology repurposed to fight bed bugs

Space age technology developed to sniff out the composition of comets is being repurposed to hunt down bed bugs.<p>A British scientist who helped create the Ptolemy instrument on the Rosetta comet-landing mission has set up a new company which uses the same concept to look for the chemicals emitted by …

Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease

A pill taken twice a day has stalled deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.<p>Scientists announced that the mental decline of participants in a final-stage trial had been halted for 18 months, raising hopes that an effective treatment for the drug, called LMTX, is close …

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood, And We Wish We Were Kidding

Move over kale.<p>An international team of scientists sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches in 2016. The reason?<p>It's more …

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

Statins could prevent breast cancer returning, study suggests

Breast cancer survivors could benefit from taking statins, scientists believe, after discovering that lowering cholesterol activity halves the chance of the disease returning in 10 years.<p>Scientists have known for some time that the hormone oestrogen helps cancer to spread, which is why women are …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Scientists Built a Giant Molecule That Could Fight Nearly Any Viral Infection — NOVA Next | PBS

Viruses have eluded our best efforts to fight them off. They mutate much more quickly than bacteria, and most anti-viral drugs that do keep symptoms …

Viruses

Bitcoin creator unmasked: Australian computer scientist Craig Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto

After years of speculation, the search for the elusive creator behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency may have reached a conclusion.<p>Revealing his identity to the BBC, among a handful of other publications, Australian entrepreneur and computer scientist Dr. Craig Wright today confirmed rumors that first …

Bitcoin

American veteran who escaped Nazi prison camp gets medal

Edwin Shifrin's family knew he successfully escaped from a Nazi prison camp during the Second World War, but it wasn't until one of his children started digging into his wartime past that they learned the details of the clever escape.<p>Mr Shifrin, 93, seldom discussed his time at war, but he received …

This New Type of Wi-Fi Uses 10,000 Times Less Power, So Your Phone Won't Die All The Time

Yes!!<p>If you’ve ever trawled the Internet for advice on how to save battery life on your phone, you’ll know that the #1 tip is pretty much always the …

NTU researchers make breakthrough to tackle growing concern of antibiotic resistance

Intelligent assistant landscape shows slow growth but huge potential

Ever since Apple’s Siri heralded the age of intelligent assistants (IAs) four years ago — followed by Microsoft, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — pundits have complained that intelligent assistant technology isn’t living up to its promise.<p>The truth is that innovation in this domain, as in all …

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Why a die-hard mechanical watch lover can’t get the Apple Watch off his wrist (and why that matters) – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

Jack Forster has been a mechanical watch enthusiast for over three decades; he’s been covering them professionally for the last 20 years. Before …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

Chemist Manipulates Crystals to Form Microscopic Flowers

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) post-doctoral fellow Wim L. Noorduin has carefully manipulated chemical compounds to create microscopic structures that resemble flowers. That's not to say that he sculpted on a microscopic level, but rather combined solubles that naturally …

Chemistry

Italy halts EU-ordered olive tree cull

<b>Prosecutors in southern Italy have halted a cull of olive trees in Puglia, ordered by the European Union over fears of a bacterial infection.</b><p>There is no clear link between infection with Xylella fastidiosa and the dessication symptoms affecting trees in the area, authorities claim.<p>Ten people in …

Costa Rica

BlueFire 7mm Android Endoscope – see what’s down the drain before you stick your hand in it

If you’ve ever dropped something down a drain or into some other tight spot, you know what a pain it is to try and fish it out blind (if you haven’t …

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