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US will cure cancer ‘once and for all’ - Obama

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US President Barack Obama has said that the United States should be the country to win a new global health race and find a cure for cancer “once and for all.” “Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer,” Obama said during his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, referencing Joe Biden’s remarks last year when he announced not to run for... 

Brazilians urged to Stop Getting Pregnant as Virus Responsible for 2700 Baby Brain Damage

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An outbreak of a virus that doctors believe causes microcephaly in newborns has forced Brazilian health officials to appeal to withhold from getting pregnant. Zika virus is believed to already have caused over 2,700 cases of birth defects. Putting off pregnancy has become a necessity in Brazil, particularly in the northeast, where a dangerous virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes dwelling... 

Hydra may hold answers to eternal life

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Hydras, simple fresh-water animals, have the ability to live forever if kept in ideal conditions, a recent study shows. The organisms are made mostly of stem cells that have the ability to continually divide, thus constantly renewing the body. “The differentiated cells of the tentacles and the foot are constantly being pushed off the body and replaced with new cells migrating from the body column,”... 

Blood Vessels Retrieved From 80 Million Years Old Dinosaur Fossil

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Blood vessels from the demineralized Brachylophosaurus canadensis bone. American scientists have found blood vessel-like structures in a mid-sized duck-billed dinosaur that walked the earth 80 million years ago. The discovery offers further evidence that some soft tissue structures can survive millions of years. The research was led by Dr Tim Cleland of the University of Texas at Austin. His team “demineralized... 

Chinese scientists discover shocking Plastic-Eating Worm

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Scientists have discovered that mealworms can safely convert plastic into CO2, nutrition for soil. Scientists in China have found an easy solution to the big problem of non-biodegradable garbage by discovering a worm that can eat up and fully digest and degrade plastic waste. Professor Yang Jun, from Beihang University, and Doctor Zhao Jiao, from the Shenzhen-based genomics organization BGI, have jointly... 

Heat-seeker bio-grenades destroy cancer cells, leaving healthy tissues unharmed

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Heat-seeker ‘grenades’ have been developed by a group of British scientists to annihilate cancer tumors. In military, missiles equipped with infrared homing are the ones that dash towards targets giving off infrared radiation like the emissions of a jet engine. They are simply called heat-seeker missiles. In the realm of biology and medicine, cancer cells have been observed to grow and multiply... 

Russian Scientist Discovers Virus that Limits Human Life to 3 Years

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Nadezhda Maksimova, a physician-geneticist, chief scientist of the educational-scientific laboratory “Genomic Medicine” at the North-Eastern Federal University, described a new deadly disease. The virus that the specialist from Yakutia discovered causes irreversible genetic mutation, after which a person can live for only three years. “Only two of 16 patients are alive,” the... 

Scientists Develop Mind Control Machine to Change Attitudes on Immigration, Religion

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Researchers from the University of York have used magnetic energy to suppress humans’ ‘threat-response’ functions and dramatically change people’s attitudes to immigration. Psychologists used magnetic force to safely shut down the region of the brain associated with “threat-response functions” and conducted a series of tests where volunteers were asked questions about their beliefs. Scientists... 

Scientists find potential cancer cure in malaria

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Scientists may have found a way to cure cancer in humans. Scientists say they might have made a breakthrough in fighting cancer, which could save millions suffering from the deadly disease. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that malaria protein can attack and fight cancer cells. According to the research team, a malaria protein... 

Scientists Digitally Recreate Rat Brain

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Simulation of electrical activity in a “virtual brain slice” formed from seven unitary digital reconstructions of neocortical microcircuits from part of a rat’s brain. A group of international scientists have digitally recreated a part of a rat’s brain using supercomputers. The accomplishment can lead to infinite possibilities, including the reconstruction of the human brain. What... 

Scientists Develop new Test that can Detect All Viruses

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An illustration depicting the three basic types of viruses. (Wadsworth Thomson Learning) Thanks to a newly developed test, doctors can now diagnose virtually any virus known to infect people and animals, researchers say. There are thousands of viruses known to cause illness in people and animals. The sheer quantity of the viruses makes their diagnosis very difficult and time-consuming as it involves... 

Paralyzed man with injured spinal cord walks by brainpower

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A waist-down paralyzed man regained his ability to walk after neurosurgeons connected his brain’s waves to his knees’ neurons. A man with the paralysis of the lower body has regained the power to walk after his brain signals were transmitted artificially to the receptor neurons of his legs. The 26-year-old American, who picked up a spinal cord injury (SCI) in a motorbike accident about five years... 

Some Earth Creatures Already Live Eternal Life

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Hydra is a genus of small, simple, fresh-water animals that possess radial symmetry. Hydra are predatory animals belonging to the phylum Cnidaria and the class Hydrozoa. They can be found in most unpolluted fresh-water ponds, lakes, and streams in the temperate and tropical regions and can be found by gently sweeping a collecting net through weedy areas. They are multicellular organisms which are... 

Russian scientists to clone extinct animals

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Russian scientists will study remnants of the fossil animals and their DNA. A special scientific laboratory has been opened for this purpose in Yakutsk. Semen Grigoryev, Director of the mammoth museum in Yakutsk claimed that it’s the only scientific centre in Russia, where there will be held systematic biotech researches of the paleontological samples. According to him, the bodies are best preserved... 

Researchers invent Brain Booster drug that makes you Super Smart

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A stimulant drug successfully used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, according to a new study. The ‘smart pill’ has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Researchers reviewed 24 studies on the drug modafinil which were carried out between 1990 and 2015 and found that it appeared to improve cognitive function. Some of the... 
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