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'Annihilation' Theorizes What Happens When the Planet Gets Cancer

The human body is made up more than a hundred million, million cells. These building blocks of life exist in a state of constant change, with new …

Cancer

New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS.<p>The start of the three-year vaccine trial involving 2,600 women in …

Immunotherapy

A startup looking to reverse type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million

A startup that wants to change the way we treat type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million.<p>Semma Therapeutics, a company that got its start in 2014, is researching ways to use stem cells that act like key cells responsible for regulating blood sugar levels in the bodies of healthy people. The aim is …

Diabetes

Learn what to do when someone goes into cardiac arrest

Emergency room physician Dr. Sampson Davis joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to demonstrate basic lifesaving skills that could mean the difference between life and death when someone goes into cardiac arrest. He shows how to do CPR, how to operate an AED (automated external defibrillator) and how to do the …

Megyn Kelly

The Switch To Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

Research

Surgeons Celebrate the Future, Honor the Past

As part of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine’s 2017 Biennial Meeting and Reunion, the Department of Surgery recognized the …

Your dog is good for your heart

Can your dog help you live longer? Maybe, according to a new study of the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health among more than …

The Impenetrable Program Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence

<b>In the summer of 2013,</b> Kern County law enforcement faced a serious problem. A series of women were reporting rapes in Bakersfield, California, a …

Researchers use CRISPR to create the world’s tiniest tape recorder

Normally, when you hear the words “e. coli,” you think about that one time you went a little too hard at the all-you-can-eat buffet and walked away with a very unfortunate souvenir. But here’s a use for the bacteria we bet you’ve never considered: <b>Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center</b> …

E.coli

Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor may have found the reason why in prostate cancer metastasis, the body's own immune system helps …

Healthy Asian Recipes

These terrific recipes include steamed buns with bok choy and vegetable summer rolls with chile-lime dipping sauce.

Food & Dining

Scientists have used cells as a recording device for the first time

For the first time, scientists have used a cell to record what happens in the world around it. They were able to retrieve the information and read it …

Immune System

World's Smallest Tape Recorder Has Been Built Inside a Living Bacterium

Thanks, CRISPR!<p>Researchers have hacked the immune system of a bacterium into serving as the equivalent of a molecular tape recorder.<p>By responding to …

Soft robotic device gives the heart a one-sided squeeze

Often in cases of failing hearts, it's actually <i>one side</i> of the heart that doesn't work properly. A ventricular assistive device (VAD) is sometimes …

A Team of Students Just Won a Prestigious Award For This Cheap Skin Cancer Detector

"It's a very clever device with the potential to save lives around the world."<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn't easy. Currently, it's done through …

Switching to LED lighting to save energy has created a new problem for the environment

LED lighting has been hailed as the next logical step forward for our lightning needs, given that it typically consumes less energy and the bulbs …

Cancer diagnosis – the shortfall and the opportunity

Constant innovation is saving both lives and money<p>THE PROBLEM<p>The number of Britons aged 75 and over is projected to rise by 89.3% by mid-2039. In 2014, their number stood at 5.2 million; the estimate for 2039 is currently 9.9 million.<p>Britons aged 50-74 account for more than half (53%) of new cancer …

Chinese surgeon plans first head transplant after corpse success

Ren Xiaoping working on timeframe for first procedure on a living human<p>Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 15:04<p>A Chinese surgeon has transplanted a human head onto a …

Scientists engineer nonimmune cells that kill cancer upon contact

Synthetic T-Cells<p>In the continuous search for potentially cancer-curing treatments, researchers have turned to engineering cells. They’ve found that …

Immunotherapy

Woman with thousands of bubble tumours on how she copes with rare condition

A woman with a rare condition that leaves her with bubble-like tumours on her body has spoken about how she has come to terms with the disease.<p>Sandra …

Scientists are testing out how blood from young men could treat Alzheimer's

A startup spun out of Stanford University is looking to use the blood of young people to treat people living with Alzheimer's disease.<p>On Wednesday, the company, called Alkahest, came out with data that suggests the treatment could work in humans, after successfully seeing an effect in animal models.<p>…

Dementia

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

In 1976, a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University placed a rather unusual personal ad in newspapers throughout Los Angeles:<p>He sat by his phone, skeptical that it would ring. “I didn’t think that anyone would want to respond,” said Samuel D. Smithyman, now 72 and a clinical psychologist in …

Psychology

Is the bold claim that a nutrient drink can slow Alzheimer's true?

It's a bold claim: the brain regrows vital neuronal connections after a person in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease sips a daily nutrient …

Anti-aging stem cell treatment proves successful in early human trials

The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the …

Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

WASHINGTON — For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water.<p>The chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system …

Obama Administration

German study shows those who exercise regularly remain 'younger' longer

The 25-year study, run by the Sports Institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is called 'Gesundheit zum Mitmachen', which translates …