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An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found

Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don’t just facilitate respiration – they also play a key role in blood production. In experiments involving mice, the team found that they produce more than 10 million platelets (tiny blood cells) per hour, equating to the majority of platel... »

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

What does it mean to be “high-tech” in medicine? How do we determine the hospitals that are truly the “best”? Opinions undoubtedly vary, and we understand that first and foremost, patients should seek the type and variety of care that they feel is right for them. 5. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY, United States Website The technologically advanced cancer hospital at Memorial S... »

Psychopaths May Have Below Average Levels Of Intelligence, Despite Their Reputation

Psychopaths May Have Below Average Levels Of Intelligence, Despite Their Reputation

Manipulative, callous, and intelligent: This is how most people think of psychopaths. But are they really as clever as we assume? It seems that new research has cast doubt on the smarts of psychopaths, and suggests instead that they may even possess lower than average levels of intelligence. Reinforced by the most famous of fictional psychopaths, the idea that these remorseless, dishonest, and cha... »

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

5 Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World

Welcome to our ranking of the 5 most technologically advanced cancer centers in the world. What does it mean to be “high-tech” in medicine? How do we determine the hospitals that are truly the “best”? Opinions undoubtedly vary, and we understand that first and foremost, patients should seek the type and variety of care that they feel is right for them. 5. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / N... »

It's official: A brand-new human organ has been classified

It’s official: A brand-new human organ has been classified

Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that’s been hiding in plain sight in our digestive system this whole time. Although we now know about the structure of this new organ, its function is still poorly understood, and studying it could be the key to better understanding and treatment of abdominal and digestive disease. Known as the mesentery, the new organ is f... »

The Protein That Might Be Cancer's Undoing

The Protein That Might Be Cancer’s Undoing

Scientists say they’ve discovered cancer’s “Achilles heel.” An international group of researchers think they have found the “Achilles heel” of cancer, a way for the patient’s own body to attack and potentially defeat the disease. The research, which appeared Friday in Science, breaks new ground in the fight against the disease, the scientists say. “What we’ve found for the ... »

Rare Antibody Found To Neutralize 98% Of All HIV Strains

Rare Antibody Found To Neutralize 98% Of All HIV Strains

HIV is a notoriously difficult virus to treat. It has no known cure, and plenty of attempts to find one – even with the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR – have not yet ended in success. What is really needed is a viable antibody to bind and immobilize the virus, and it appears that a team from the US-based National Institutes of Health (NIH) may have found one. Antibodies are products of the im... »

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New Genetic Evidence Reveals Gaétan Dugas Was Not “Patient Zero” For HIV

The history books have been corrupted, according to a new genetic study that reveals that Gaétan Dugas – the man blamed for bringing HIV into North America in the 1980s – was not in fact “Patient Zero”. The results of this research prove that the virus actually entered the US a decade before Dugas rose to notoriety, and that thousands of other people had already been infected by the time HIV was d... »

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