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  • Antibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical BooksAntibiotic Recipes Found in Medieval Medical Books
    By Erin Connelly, CLIR-Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies, University of Pennsylvania. A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’ © The British Library
  • New Stem Cell Discovery May Pave Way to Cure for CancerNew Stem Cell Discovery May Pave Way to Cure for Cancer
    Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing “disease-causing intruders” responsible for the growth of cancerous tumors. Scientists at the Eli and
  • Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us alive this summerMosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us alive this summer
    Bust out the bug repellant Pexels Much of the United States is expecting higher than average mosquito numbers this year. This winter, as occasional cold snaps were outnumbered by weirdly balmy days,
  • High Intensity Exercise Reverses Aging ProcessHigh Intensity Exercise Reverses Aging Process
    Exercise has long been known to stave off some of ill effects of aging, but a specific type of workout has been pinpointed as the best form for older adults. High-intensity interval training can be
  • Deadly Spider Venom Could Ward off Stroke Brain DamageDeadly Spider Venom Could Ward off Stroke Brain Damage
    {By Ian Sample, The Guardian} Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world. A bite from an
  • Colorectal Cancer on Rise in Young AmericansColorectal Cancer on Rise in Young Americans
    Millennials have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared with baby boomers, raising serious questions about whether differences in lifestyle or some yet
  • Male Contraceptive Gel Passes Major HurdleMale Contraceptive Gel Passes Major Hurdle
    Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology,
  • How to Activate Your Brain’s Ability to LearnHow to Activate Your Brain’s Ability to Learn
    A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery. Pexels How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, ad infinitum. In music, you have
  • Rand Paul Unveils His ACA ‘Replacement Act’Rand Paul Unveils His ACA ‘Replacement Act’
    Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul was one of the first Republican leaders to say that while Obamacare should be repealed his party must also present an alternative plan. “If Congress fails to vote
  • Breath Analyzer Can Detect Parkinson’s, CancerBreath Analyzer Can Detect Parkinson’s, Cancer
    This article originally was published on the International Business Times. Scientists have developed experimental breath analyzers, but most of these devices only focused on a single type of disease,
  • Heroin Tops List of Deadliest Drugs in the U.S.Heroin Tops List of Deadliest Drugs in the U.S.
    This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Drugs are one of the single greatest medical innovations, saving countless lives each year. However, for all the lives drugs save, they also are
  • Opioid Addiction Hurting Elderly as WellOpioid Addiction Hurting Elderly as Well
    It took a lot of convincing to get John Evard into rehab. He was reluctant to give up the medications that he was certain were keeping his pain at bay. But ultimately he agreed — and seven days
  • Pregnancy Actually Re-Wires a Woman’s BrainPregnancy Actually Re-Wires a Woman’s Brain
    The structure changes could help with mom-baby bonding Jeffrey Hatcher via Flickr CC By 2.0 MRI scan of a brain In a new study, MRI scans revealed that women’s brains get re-wired during
  • This Is Your Brain On God (Maybe)This Is Your Brain On God (Maybe)
    The conversation of whether or not God exists has shifted toward a more telling question: “Why do so many people believe?” Researchers at the University of Utah have looked into the
  • Young Blood May Improve Old BrainsYoung Blood May Improve Old Brains
    The obsession with staying eternally young has been around forever: Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk, and 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory immersed herself in the blood

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