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How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis

Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly … Continue reading

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Frankincense: How to Use Ancient Wonder Cure for Healing

Frankincense is famous for being one of the three gifts presented by the Magi to baby Jesus (the other two being gold and myrrh).Several thousand years ago, people knew how to use frankincense to cure several ailments. The ancient Babylonians … Continue reading

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A new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Nosopharm, a biotechnology company based in Lyon, France, are part of an international team reporting on the discovery of a new class of antibiotics. The antibiotic, first identified by Nosopharm, is … Continue reading

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Building the musical muscle

Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don’t let you fully experience music yet. (There’s … Continue reading

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Why Was Tuberculosis Called Consumption?

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NPR Invisibilia // Alien Hand

Invisibilia, NPR’s radio program and podcast that fuses storytelling with science, came to us with their very first animation assignment. The story of a woman who’s hand has a mind of its own.

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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. Source: Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

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Off-duty doctor saves four-year-old’s life by the side of a motorway after he swallowed a £1 coin – Manchester Evening News

Four-year-old Stefan Balogun had swallowed a £1 coin from his lunch money and couldn’t breathe Source: Off-duty doctor saves four-year-old’s life by the side of a motorway after he swallowed a £1 coin – Manchester Evening News

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27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

156 views Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw … Continue reading

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