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Mingled mosquitos
Hybrid forms of the common house mosquito may serve as vectors between birds and humans. Read more …

Ancient biowarfare?
A new study suggests modern humans infected Neanderthals with diseases carried out of Africa. Read more…

Atrial Fib: My heart, my experience
A personal experience with atrial fib. Read more …

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Nuts for heart health
Tree nuts touted in new study. Read more …

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Baldness cure?
A Columbia University study says enzyme block triggered hair growth. Read more …

Not just a girl's best friend?
Australian researchers are using diamonds to get clear images of early-stage malignant tumors. Read more …

The biology of copper
About copper and its effects on human health. Read more …

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Aspirin prevents cancer?
A new large-scale study shows that aspirin doubles the survival rate in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Read more …

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more …

Don't want a cold? Keep sleeping!
New study shows that getting enough sleep does prevent colds. Read more …

Teen contracts plague
Bitten by infected fleas at Yosemite. Read more …

Dr. Kelsey, dead at 101
Dr. Frances Oldham Frances Kelsey, "America’s most admired civil servant," died yesterday (Aug. 7, 2015). Read more …

Ebola: An Achilles' heel?
An international team has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. Read more …

A molecule-making machine:
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …

Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …

Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…

More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Read more…

Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more…

Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Read more …

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Wearable cameras: New insights into health
Recent reports say health outcomes can be improved through the use of wearable cameras.
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Raw cookie dough
Eating store-bought raw cookie dough has put many people in the hospital.
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Widow spiders: Most fatalities worldwide
Widow spiders are so widespread that they kill more people than do spiders of any other kind.
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Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known.
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