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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says report

Researchers have recorded rapid rises in meltwater and alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago<p>The world’s glaciers are in retreat. The great tongues of ice high in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies are going back uphill at …

Global Warming

California wildfires torch 134,000 acres -- and counting

Are you affected by the wildfires? Share your photos with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Firefighters in steep terrain and rugged conditions in California are fighting nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres, according to state fire officials.<p>That's nearly …

California Wildfires

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

Cancer Survival Boosted by Tetanus Shot With Vaccine

Treatment with tetanus shot seems to enhance cancer vaccine’s effects, stimulating the immune system, Duke University study of glioblastoma patients finds<p>A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with a deadly form of brain cancer shortly before an experimental cancer vaccine prolonged their …

Immunotherapy

The three no-bullshit, realistic rules for parenting and video games

My fifth kid recently turned one year-old, so believe me when I say the precious initial parenting instincts have been well and truly beaten out of me.<p>I'm done with the hand-laundered cloth diapers, the idea that I'll be able to make three meals a day of healthy food hasn't been entertained in …

A Succesful Launch For NASA's Orion Spacecraft

NASA's unmanned Orion spacecraft has successfully splashed down about 400 miles west of La Paz, Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean after a liftoff, two orbits and re-entry that lasted just under 4 1/2 hours.<p>Orion, which could one day take astronauts to Mars, made a "bull's-eye splashdown" at 11:29 a.m. …

Surprise: Tobacco could eventually lead to new cancer treatment

When tobacco and cancer are used in the same sentence, the word "cause" usually goes in between. That's why a new research from La Trobe University in Australia could confuse some folks -- after all, the researchers discovered that tobacco could potentially be used for cancer treatment. Before you …

This Four-Armed Robot Might Be Performing Your Next Abdominal Surgery

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FDA has just improved the fortunes of a lot of sick patients (and one lucky tech company) by …

To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat