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Apple to collect your DNA

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The Apple company is to launch a new program. Users of the Apple gadgets will have the possibility to test their DNA. The United States researchers contribute to the program. The iPhones are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting owners’ data from the devices’ sensors or through... 

Iranian scientists reduce cancer drug side effects with nanotechnology

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A young Iranian cancer patient. Iranian scientists have successfully reduced the side effects of a cancer drug by infusing it with nanotechnology. Researchers at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences discovered that the side effects of the drug Mitoxantrone could be reduced when the chemotherapeutic agent is infused with liposomic nanocarriers, which are created with cholesterol derivatives, IRNA... 

Chinese researchers modify human genome

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For the first time ever, Chinese scientists report having successfully edited human embryos’ genomes. The breakthrough has, however, also revived heated debate about the ethical feasibility of such experiments, which are feared to lead to eugenics. The 16-person team of researchers was based at the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and led by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher. They... 

Coffee Can Ward Off Breast Cancer

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Coffee can be considered a healthy drink, as it can protect you from cancer, the latest Swedish study has found. It follows other research on the pros of coffee in fighting off the potentially deadly disease. “The caffeine turns off the signal paths to breast cancer cells. This results in slower cell proliferation and increased cell death,” said Ann Rosendahl, a researcher at Lund University and... 

CIA-ISIS Bio Attack Warned Spells Death For All Dogs In America

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A truly chilling Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report written in conjunction with the Ministry of Healthcare (MoH) is warning today that the United States is on the verge of a catastrophic “canine apocalypse” due to a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) bio-attack plot designed to plunge America into a “calculated and deliberate” state... 

Researchers develop new breathalyzer to detect stomach cancer

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A new breathalyzer has been developed which uses nanoarray analysis enabling it to detect stomach cancer, a report says. Gut journal published a new study on the breathalyzer, which uses the analysis to detect tiny changes in exhaled breath caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by cancerous cells. The new device could possibly be used as well to provide clues to the early stages of the... 

NASA offering $18,000 for human lab rats to stay in bed

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NASA will pay $18,000 to anyone prepared to stay in bed for 10 weeks and submit to a gruelling regime of tests for more than three months. The only criteria are the candidates have to be healthy and American citizens. Scientists will constantly examine the lucky ones, who are selected, for 70 days. The research is being carried out to simulate how effective exercise is on astronauts, who lose cardiovascular,... 

Israeli Nobel Scientists Find Cancer Suppressing Proteins

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Israeli scientists have discovered two proteins that they claim can contain cancer and control the cells’ growth and development. A team of Israeli researchers headed by Professor Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, has discovered two proteins that they say can suppress cancer and control the cells’ growth and development, media reports said. The relevant study was carried... 

Russian Computer Scientist to have First Head Transplant in the World

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Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure. “I’m very interested in technology, and anything progressive that might change people’s lives for the better,” Valery Spiridonov from the Russian city of Vladimir,... 

Scientists achieve precise synthetic gene manipulation

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Assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University Charles Gersbach Researchers have gained control of gene activity through the synthetic creation of a key component of the epigenome that controls gene expression. The research was carried out by a group of scientists from the Duke University and published in the online journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday. “The epigenome is everything... 

All UK Babies to Receive Meningitis Vaccine, Despite Package Insert Warnings

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“Safety and effectiveness of Bexsero have not been established in children younger than 10 years of age,” vaccine insert states… The UK government has announced it will begin vaccinating babies two months of age and older against meningitis B, an audacious campaign undertaken despite published warnings from vaccine manufacturers. “I am very proud that we will be the first country in the... 

EPA issues moratorium on new pesticides that kill birds and bees

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The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a moratorium that will restrict the use of new pesticides that have been blamed for declining bee populations, though the policy does not apply to products currently on the market. The chemicals in question, neonicotinoids, are a new class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects and result in paralysis and death. On Thursday,... 

Brain development impacted by poverty

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Composite image showing the relationship between brain surface expansion and age in children 3-20 years. Bigger brains and better cognitive skills in children are linked to higher family income and education, a research reveals. The study, which was carried out by a group of researchers from the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Columbia University Medical... 

Music Makes you Smarter Genetically

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Playing music enhances gene activity related to memory, learning, motor behavior and dopaminergic neurotransmission, a new study says. A Finnish research group carried out the study on musicians from a professional orchestra and music university, the ScienceDaily website reported on Friday. “The findings provide a valuable background for molecular studies of music perception and evolution, and... 

Scientists splice Woolly DNA into elephant cells

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The Woolly Mammoth at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth DNA into an elephant genome. The study is yet to be published, though, as there is still work to do. No recreation of the Ice Age would be complete without large, shaggy woolly mammoths... 
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