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Signs of life: Alien scorpions found on Venus?

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New life? Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti, claims this image, taken from a probe that landed on Venus in 1982, shows a scorpion-shaped life form. Are we still alone in the universe? Well, if a Russian scientist is right, a Soviet probe already solved one of humanity’s greatest riddles by discovering alien life on a neighboring planet – three decades ago. ­While generations of stargazers... 

New H3N2v Variant Spreading Human to Human

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Note: The following topic is under heavy investigation, no conclusions have been made at this time. We do not yet know the full extent of the variation (mutation). No one has died from the strain at this time. It is also worth noting that this may be more scare tactics in order to further push and pad the pockets of the vaccine industry. The CDC in Atlanta admits 12 people in 5 states have been infected,... 

Oral Insulin Solution: Breakthrough by Portuguese investigators

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One of the worst times of the day for those diabetes sufferers who have to inject themselves with insulin may be about to come to an end – the breakthrough which leads to an oral administration of insulin sees light at the end of the tunnel as investigators from Portugal’s Coimbra University remove an important obstacle. There are two main barriers against the oral administration of insulin,... 

Outbreak: Man-made super-flu formula to be published?

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The H5N1 virus A man-made virus that could wipe out half humanity has been deemed a terrorist threat. And while the scientists behind the Frankenstein-flu hoped their research would help find a cure, critics fear they have developed the ultimate bio-weapon. When virologist Ron Fouchier and his team of scientists first “mutated the hell out of” the H5N1 bird flu virus and presented their findings... 

Southeast Asia home to 200 new species

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A psychedelic gecko The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says more than 200 new species have been identified in the great Mekong Region River region of Southeast Asia. According to WWF, on average, a new species is recorded every two days in the area, which includes parts of China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, bigpondnews reported. The latest discoveries include an all-female lizard species that... 

Jumping Cockroach found in South Africa

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Scientists have recently discovered a new type of cockroach in South Africa, which can jump a distance 48 times the length of its body. The insect was found in the Silvermine Nature Reserve in the Table Mountain National Park of South Africa, Royal Society Publishing journal reported. Scientists say the bug jumps with the help of its extra-long, spring-activated legs, which classifies it as a “leaproach.” According... 

Tumors use protein recycling to grow

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New study shows that tumor cells use protein recycling to fuel their growth. A new research carried out on a variety of human tissues, suggests that recycling of protein in the body could be an important part of tumor formation. According to the report published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers found that protein recycling was accelerated in more than 30 types of cancerous cell. Scientists... 

Scientists hope to make malaria vaccine

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New finding points to possible malaria vaccine Scientists say they can use their information about how malaria parasite invades human red blood cells to develop an anti-malaria vaccine. Researchers at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge (UK) pinpointed a single receptor for a protein that is critical for the parasite to gain entry into red blood cells before multiplying and spreading. Blocking the receptor... 

California doctor 'can turn Brown Eyes Blue'

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The Lumineye technology works by removing some of the brown pigment from the front of the iris, leaving it blue. In this picture the process has been performed on the bottom half of the eye Ever wished you were the blue-eyed boy? You soon could be, after a doctor revealed he can permanently change a person’s eye colour in just 20 seconds. Dr Gregg Homer, from Stroma Medical in California said... 

Brain Scanner Reads and Records People's Dreams

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Most of us forget our dreams when we wake up - but scientists from German's Max Planck institute have demonstrated that it could be possible to 'read' and even record what people are dreaming about. Most of us remember only a tiny fraction of our dreams – but that could soon change. Scientists predict that we could soon use computers to ‘see’ what we have dreamed about... 

Anti-ageing wonder pill drug will enable us to live to 150

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Very old age: Dustin Hoffman plays 121-year-old Jack Crabb in Little Big Man Drugs that can slow the ageing process are likely to be available this decade, raising the prospect of people living to 150 or longer. ‘Wonder’ pills that help the body repair itself are in the early stages of development and will help us live well into our second century – while stem cell therapies will... 

Scientists Find Way to 'Disarm' AIDS Virus

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Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS. Researchers from the United States and Europe working in laboratories on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found it is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed from the virus’s membrane. “It’s like... 

Scientists find Key to long life in Old Woman's DNA

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Scientists have sequenced the DNA of a woman who lived to be 115 years. A study suggests that the elderly woman had protective genes against dementia and diseases associated with old age The oldest woman in the world was found to have rare variations in DNA that can protect against the diseases of aging. Billed as the oldest in the world at the time of her death, she had the mental agility of someone... 

Liver Transplants to be replaced by Cells that correct Genetic Mutation

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British scientists have developed a new stem cell technique for growing working liver cells which could eventually avoid the need for costly and risky liver transplants. A team of researchers led by the Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge used cutting-edge methods to correct a genetic mutation in stem cells derived from a patient’s skin biopsy, and then grew them into fresh liver... 

Discovery of World's Largest Virus in Chile Astounds Scientists

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The world’s largest virus has been discovered off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile. Appropriately named Megavirus chilensis, it is about 10 to 20 times larger than the average virus and 6.5% bigger than its nearest competitor, the Mimivirus. The Megavirus measures about .7 micrometers (thousandths of a millimeter) in diameter and is an oddity among its virus brethren, which are usually smaller... 
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