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diseaseScience on track to save us from 10 million deaths per year in 2050 from antibiotic resistant bacteria

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Super bacteria have evolved resistance to dozens of drugs in doctors’ arsenals, leading to infections that are increasingly difficult to treat. Global deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections are predicted to hit 10 million a year by 2050 unless new effective antibiotics …

diseaseNot encouraging and enabling to people to stay home with the flu kills over a thousand per year

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In the 2009 H1N1 pandemic alone, estimates suggest that around 5 to 7 million more people got the flu from someone who came to work sick, and that an additional 1,500 people died. It is also more costly in lost …

materialsNew Superhydrophobic/Superhydrophilic bandage material reduces blood loss by 60%

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Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed non-blood-absorbing hemostatic gauze after repeated experiments. Compared with traditional medical gauze, this new achievement can diminish blood loss by about 60 percent. They built a micro-nano structured layer in a surface …

DNAProgrammed DNA nanorobots to shrink cancer tumors by cutting off their blood supply

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n a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their …

diseaseMore than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

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More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – …

cloningReal life Crayfish are born pregnant just like fictional Star Trek Tribbles

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The Marbled crayfish lays eggs without mating. The progeny were all female, and each one grew up ready to reproduce. This is similar the classic Star Trek Episode the Trouble with Tribbles. Tribbles are born pregnant which is quite a …

antiagingSENS Antiaging Research foundation received large cryptocurrency donations

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SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading Silicon Valley nonprofit focused on diseases of aging, announced the receipt of a $2.4 million Ethereum donation from Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum and the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine. “I’ve been a fan …

malariaDentists May Soon Completely Regenerate Your Teeth damaged from cavities

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Paul Sharpe, a bioengineer at King’s College London, and his colleagues discovered a new way regenerate teeth in mice. They have made even more progress that edges this experimental procedure closer to human clinical trials. If the teeth regeneration treatment …

cancerStanford Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates any cancer tumor in mice and human trials are starting

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Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The …

appBillionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet are teaming with JP Morgan Chase to disrupt healthcare insurance

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Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are forming an independent company, “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” to “provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.” They say they’ll be “tackling the …