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I had the bacteria in my gut analysed. And this may be the future of medicine

Andrew Anthony sent his stool off to have its bacteria sequenced. In the future, such techniques could help assess our susceptibility to conditions from diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to autism, depression and cancer<p>We are all familiar with "gut feelings", "gut reactions" and "gut …

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis

A new study found MS-like brain damage in a mouse infected with this bacterium.<p>Nobody knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, though a combination of environmental and genetic factors plays a part. But new research suggests that, …

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Building Design Influences Bacterial Growth

The human microbiome has been in the news for several years now, as researchers have begun to unravel the importance of microbes living in and on our bodies. These bacteria and other microbial critters influence human health, and the composition and combination of various species have been linked …

How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

Credit: Adam Cole/NPR with data from the Council on Foreign Relations<p>For most of us, measles and whooping cough are diseases of the past. You get a few shots as a kid and then hardly think about them again.<p>But that's not the case in all parts of the world — not even parts of the U.S.<p>As an …

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044832_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522304060_e6d6d04f61421fa2e839ad751d8908e4<p><b>Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.</b><p>It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a …

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Eat This Heart-Healthy Food

(Get all the nutrients you need and still eat like a man! Check out the <i>Men’s Health Big Book of Nutrition</i> today!)<p>The United States Department of Agriculture recommends eating 38 grams per day, and since different bugs eat different types of fiber, it’s important to ensure you’re eating a diversity …

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant minds asks one question. This year's drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responses<p>Edge.org was …

Sealant Inspired By Beach Worm Could Become Surgical Superglue

Remember that wacky glue commercial from the 1980s? "Krazy Glue, you crazy rat," the narrator says. "Strong enough to hold this man suspended in mid-air." He promises the stuff can bond almost anything: a plastic knob, a plastic plug, a rubber boot, a door knob, and even a flashlight case.<p>Heck, a …

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

The glue—which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts—could be a gentler alternative to stitches.<p>Nearly a decade ago, Jeffrey Karp was playing around with a new, biodegradable polymer he'd made. He was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT. He ended up gluing together two pieces …

Hands-On With Coin, The Electronic Credit Card That Hopes To Declutter Your Wallet

There are a number of startups seeking to make our financial lives better, whether it be Simple helping users set budgets and goals or BillGuard to make them aware of fraudulent charges that show up on their credit cards. Then there’s Coin, which wants to create a sort of “one card to rule them …

Happy birthday, Isaac Asimov! Isaac Asimov was a biochemist and author, born in 1920. Though his actual birthdate is unknown, January 2nd was always been the date on which he celebrated. He wrote over 500 books during his life and was credited with creating the term “robotics” in a short story when he was just 21 years old. Asimov passed away at the age of 72 in 1992.

The Smarter, Safer, Stronger, Far-Out Materials Of The Future

Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.<p>Materials science has been at the root of material progress, and indeed all progress, for so long that we may be tempted to think that its greatest contributions are behind us. The …