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World First: Scientists Genetically Modify Lab-Made Human Embryos

The technique they used to edit the DNA of the human embryos could pave the way for the engineering of designer babies
by Laura Sinpetru, April 23rd, 2015
 

Here's What Happens Inside Your Brain When You Try to Quit Smoking

Investigation reveals the brain circuitry that causes people trying to quit smoking to experience anxiety
by Laura Sinpetru, April 22nd, 2015
 

Drugs That Treat Skin Diseases Could Also Address Multiple Sclerosis

Study finds the drugs can help the nervous system grow cells, reverse the damage caused by multiple sclerosis
by Laura Sinpetru, April 21st, 2015
Biotech Company Would Have Us Replace Our Eyes with Synthetic Ones

Biotech Company Would Have Us Replace Our Eyes with Synthetic Ones

by Laura Sinpetru, April 21st, 2015
The startup, dubbed MHOX, imagines there will come a time when we'll get to choose our eyeballs for the day
 

Medical Oddity: Head Injury Gives Woman Amazing Brain Power

The woman says that, after hitting her head in a skiing accident, she gained phenomenal mental abilities
by Laura Sinpetru, April 17th, 2015
 

Rabies Transmitted by Dogs Kills as Many as 59,000 People Yearly

This works out to an average of 160 people who die of rabies each and every day, researchers explain in new study
by Laura Sinpetru, April 17th, 2015
 

Here's What Happens Inside Your Body When You Crack Your Knuckles

International team of researchers zoom in on the source of the popping sound we hear when we crack our knuckles
by Laura Sinpetru, April 16th, 2015
 

Man Plays Candy Crush Saga for Weeks, Tears Tendon in His Thumb

To repair the 29-year-old man's damaged tendon and address his chronic thumb pain, surgeons had to operate on him
by Laura Sinpetru, April 15th, 2015
 

Muscle-Building Supplements Up Cancer Risk, Evidence Indicates

Men who turn to all sorts of pills and powders to gain muscle mass are more likely to develop cancer, study finds
by Laura Sinpetru, April 14th, 2015
Scientists Grow Fully Functional Heart Tissue on Spider Webs, Sort Of

Scientists Grow Fully Functional Heart Tissue on Spider Webs, Sort Of

by Laura Sinpetru, April 11th, 2015
The heart tissue was grown on a scaffold of fibers made from the same protein that spiders use to spin their webs
 

Scientists Want to Pluck People's Hair to Fix Their Bald Spots, No Joke

It might sound counterproductive, but experiments on mice show this wacky cosmetic procedure could actually work
by Laura Sinpetru, April 10th, 2015
 

New Designer Drug N-bomb Blamed for 17 Deaths in the US Alone

The drug is often described as a legal and natural alternative to LSD, medical experts warn it can easily kill
by Laura Sinpetru, April 10th, 2015
 

Potent Antibody Could Very Well Prove a Magic Bullet Against HIV

Researchers say that the antibody, dubbed 3BNC117, shows great promise when it comes to reducing viral load
by Laura Sinpetru, April 9th, 2015
 

Blood Transfusion Makes 8-Year-Old Boy Allergic to Fish and Nuts

Doctors say that, prior to the blood transfusion, the 8-year-old boy never showed signs of being allergic to any foods
by Laura Sinpetru, April 8th, 2015
 
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