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Scientists develop first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain without drugs

Scientists develop first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain without drugs

Researchers at the Northwestern University have developed a device that sounds straight out of science fiction: a small, soft, flexible first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain on demand, without the use of drugs and dissolves. The biocompatible, water-soluble device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications. As per the researchers, the …

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We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Experts at Harvard and elsewhere are proposing a new type of bank be set up nationwide: a poop bank. In a paper this week, they argue that it should be possible for people to deposit a fecal sample relatively early on in life, which can then be stored indefinitely and later used …

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You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at ​​Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive …

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Candida auris mate with each other that produces different strains each time. C. auris causes bloodstream infections, wound infections and ear infections and can sometimes result in death

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries because it reproduces sexually to create new strains unlike all others that reproduce asexually Candida auris infects the bloodstream and can sometimes result in death Scientists cannot create a  drug to fight it because the pathogen reproduces sexually and creates different strains …

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Monkeypox may have undergone 'accelerated evolution,' scientists say

Monkeypox may have undergone ‘accelerated evolution,’ scientists say

The monkeypox virus has mutated at a far faster rate than would normally be expected and likely underwent a period of “accelerated evolution,”a new study suggests. The virus, which has infected more than 3,500 people in 48 countries since its detection outside Africa in May, may be more infectious due to dozens of new mutations. …

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Scientists Zero In on Origins of the Monkeypox Outbreak

Scientists Zero In on Origins of the Monkeypox Outbreak

When the first monkeypox cases were identified in early May, European health officials were stumped. The virus was not known to spread easily among people, let alone infect dozens — and soon hundreds — of young men. The origins of the outbreak are now becoming clearer. Genetic analysis suggests that although the monkeypox virus is …

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An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever might be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have been around for millennia, is still very much a danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is evolving extensive drug resistance, and it’s rapidly replacing strains that aren’t resistant.   Currently, antibiotics …

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Cancer 'grows best while you're sleeping': Scientists warn tumours 'awaken' during the night

Cancer ‘grows best while you’re sleeping’: Scientists warn tumours ‘awaken’ during the night

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Each year in the UK there are more than 55,000 new cases, and the disease claims the lives of 11,500 women. In the US, it strikes 266,000 each year and kills 40,000. But what causes it and how can it be treated? What is …

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Americans Are Wasting Billions Every Year on Useless Supplements, Scientists Warn

Americans Are Wasting Billions Every Year on Useless Supplements, Scientists Warn

For years scientists have been saying there’s not much evidence to recommend vitamin supplements for most people, with a growing body of research suggesting most of the pills are useless and don’t necessarily make us any healthier.   Yet the message has not been getting through. Over half of US adults regularly take dietary supplements, …

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