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  • Surgeons to Use Hepatitis-Infected Hearts in TransplantsSurgeons to Use Hepatitis-Infected Hearts in Transplants
    Kiran Shelat was willing to try almost anything to get off dialysis. Every night, the civil engineer was hooked up to a machine for 10 to 12 hours, often suffering excruciating muscle aches. And he would need to live this way until he could get a kidney transplant – which could take up to 10 […]
  • Blood Type Is Associated With Greater Risk of a Heart AttackBlood Type Is Associated With Greater Risk of a Heart Attack
    Our blood types can tell a lot about our health, from risk for pancreatic cancer to overall stress levels. According to a new study, your blood type may also inform doctors of your personal risk for heart troubles. The research found that having a blood type other than “O” may be associated with a higher […]
  • Low Impulse Control Attributed to Male Sex HormoneLow Impulse Control Attributed to Male Sex Hormone
    Not to make excuses for every dumb, impulsive decision made by men, but a new study says it might be in their hormones. A team of researchers that included scientists from Caltech and The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, found that testosterone makes men less likely to think before acting. Read: Will He […]
  • Five Antibiotics That Can Cause Early Term MiscarriageFive Antibiotics That Can Cause Early Term Miscarriage
    Pregnant women strive to be as healthy as possible by watching what they eat, drink, and do with their bodies to ensure a safe, and healthy baby. Many expectant moms are hesitant to take antibiotics during pregnancy, although they’re more vulnerable to getting bacterial infections, specifically UTIs. Now, researchers at the University of Montreal in […]
  • 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 Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii) For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which […]
  • 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 Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research said the stem-cell research breakthrough could one day pave the way toward creating a cure for cancer. Unlike ordinary thymuses […]
  • 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, we at the PopSci offices had a running theory that come spring time we might be contending with buggy madness—enough mosquitoes to keep […]
  • 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 particularly beneficial for older adults because of the effect it has at the cellular level, according to a study published […]
  • 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 Australian funnel web spider can kill a human in 15 minutes, but a harmless ingredient found in […]
  • 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 unidentified factor could explain what researchers called a “curious” increase. While colon cancer has been in sharp decline since 1974 and is still generally concentrated […]


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