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Humans can distinguish 1 trillion smells

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A new study has revealed that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least one trillion different smells, millions beyond the previous estimates. “Our analysis shows that the human capacity for discriminating smells is much larger than anyone anticipated,” said study co-author Leslie Vosshall, who is head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory... 

3D printing used to reconstruct man’s face in groundbreaking surgery

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For what appears to be the first time in history doctors were able to use 3D printing technology during a facial reconstruction surgery to help a British man who survived a motorcycle accident but walked away traumatized and disfigured. Stephen Power of Cardiff, Wales was hospitalized for four months after he endured multiple injuries in a 2012 accident. He... 

Billionaire claims he has reversed aging with stem cell treatments

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Billionaire fashion designer Peter Nygard is not only an advocate of stem cell therapy, but hes also a human guinea pig. He says that the stem cells have actually reversed aging, and he even has a scientific study to back him up. “Stem cells are being used for anti-ageing and the University of Miami is doing a study about that to prove that it is true. They... 

High-tech glasses to assist cancer surgeons

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Scientists have developed particular glasses with high technology that make it easier for surgeons to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells. Designed by the scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the newly invented glasses help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when looked through the eyewear. While cancer... 

Tiny motors set to motion in live human cells

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For the first time tiny rocket-shaped synthetic motors have been placed inside live human cells. What has been a staple of science fiction is now a promising method to treat cancer, US scientists say. The researchers from Penn State University have successfully embedded synthetic nanomotors into HeLa cells, an immortal line of human cervical cancer cells typically... 

Food poisoning bacterium may cause Multiple Sclerosis

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Animal study indicates that a type of food poisoning bacterium known as Clostridium perfringens can develop Multiple Sclerosis damage in the brain. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in the United States, through lab tests in mice, found that a toxin made by a rare strain of C. perfringens is responsible for MS-like damage. While the exact cause... 

​First custom monkeys created through precision genetic manipulation

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The world’s first monkeys with genes modified through a DNA engineering method known as Crispr/Cas9 were born in a lab. The scientific breakthrough by Chinese researchers could become a cornerstone for research and prevention of human genetic disorders. Researchers at Nanjing Medical University and Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research in Kunming... 

Scientists find new way to grow stem cells without embryos

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In a significant breakthrough, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to produce highly sought-after embryonic-like stem cells without terminating any embryos. The ground-breaking discovery could usher in a new era in stem cell biology. Although the research was carried out on laboratory mice, scientists believe that the same approach should also work on... 

Common GMO Tobacco Virus Potentially Linked to Bee Deaths

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What do you get when you cross a fish with an elephant? A patent. But transgenic genetic modification is no joke. It has the potential to create new diseases that can jump species. A new study has found a pathogenic virus that has jumped from genetic engineers’ favorite test-bed, tobacco, to agriculture’s most important helper, honeybees. Honeybees are... 

​Simple amoeba can help fight Alzheimer

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Dictyostelium Fruiting Bodies Scientists have discovered a way to study the causes of Alzheimer disease using a simple single-celled amoeba, which leads to a better understanding of how human proteins mutate. It circumvents the need for animal testing. British scientists point to the possibility of amoeba use in biomedical studies of the presenilin protein that... 

​Free, hi-tech HIV vaccine coming soon

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A revolutionary, free and crowd-funded HIV vaccine is in the works. Its creators use a machine learning algorithm to examine the cells of rare individuals naturally immune to the virus to then re-engineer the same biological process in others. The Immunity Project, as the team is called, is completely crowd-funded. Not only does it promise an effective vaccine... 

Monsanto readies first-ever GMO wheat

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Biotech titan Monsanto has made significant advances in the development of herbicide-tolerant wheat, the company announced recently, and could have the first-of-its-kind crop ready for farming in just a few years’ time. Genetically-modified wheat isn’t legally approved anywhere in the world, but the billion-dollar St. Louis, Missouri-based agriculture company... 

Zinc is the real Hardener of Bones and Teeth

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As a vegetarian off and on for forty years, I’ve found that a vegetarian diet does wonders for health (http://nov79.com/vegt.html), but there is no significant amount of copper or zinc in a vegetarian diet. You won’t find such information in nutrition literature or on the internet. Claims will be made that there are minerals in specialized places... 

US tested biological weapons in Japan’s Okinawa in the 60s

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The American army conducted experiments with biological weapons aimed at destroying rice crops on the Japanese island of Okinawa in the 60s, Kyodo news agency reports. The alleged target of the tests was the China and Southeast Asia region. Citing classified US documents, Japanese news agency Kyodo said the US military carried out experiments on their sovereign... 

Cancer Immunotherapy: Science’s breakthrough of the year

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Science magazine chooses for its section 2013 Breakthrough of the Year, the subject of cancer immunotherapy, claiming that this form of treatment has marked a “turning point”, as the human body’s own immune system is honed in to direct the fight against the cancerous cells. In the latest edition of Science magazine, the article by Jennifer... 
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