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Gene editing in cancer treatment.

Everything is a fad, until it changes an industry. TV was a fad, but then it killed the radio star. The internet was a toy for nerds, now it runs the world. Even the car was originally a gimmick, but … Continue reading

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Live fast, stay young…NAD+ do it well

Forget Botox, THIS is the all-natural, scientifically tested product that you need to get that youthful glow this season. We get wrinkles when our bodies are no longer able to produce collagen and elastin in our cells, which gives the … Continue reading

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How CRISPR-Cas9 Could Cure Cancer

Cancer, a plague on humanity. Chances are you’ve seen someone close to you taken by this horrific disease. Now, there may just be a way to cure it. The Costs of Cancer In 2014, Cancer killed more than 44,000 people in … Continue reading

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Hey Fish! Urine Trouble!

Some people might yell, a dog might growl, maybe a deer will clash antlers, but how does the fish (cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher) show aggression? It pees. That’s right, twinkle, urinate, take a leak, wizz, whatever you would like to call … Continue reading

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The Miracle of the Mind: Treating Major Depression with Computers is a Reality

Two blue bars lie horizontal on the computer screen. There is also a dot. It flickers erratically. If you concentrate hard enough, it slows down and lies in between the two lines. That’s the goal. Keep thinking of a happy … Continue reading

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Altering viral genes for safer, higher efficacy immunisation

Immunisation remains a globally cost-effective method for reducing disability, disease and death. But researchers face the constant challenge of increasing both vaccine safety and efficacy. A challenge also seen in parental hesitancy towards child immunisation. New research has found a way to combat … Continue reading

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Eliminating disease or creating super-humans? Three reasons why we should be researching CRISPR

The concept of humankind being able to eliminate world hunger, wipe out genetic disease and direct our own evolution is one confined to the libraries of science-fiction, right? Wrong. A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 (simply referred to as … Continue reading

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Freshwater may not be so precious in the near future- New desalination tech

  71% of the Earth’s surface is water, yet around 700 million people still suffer from water scarcity. By 2030, almost half of the world’s population will be living in high water-stressed areas. While world population is projected to reach … Continue reading

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How to Time Travel Back to Ancient Lands

Have you ever wanted to look into the ancient past? Imagine walking through ancient rainforest and stepping back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The good news is, that these forests still exist. However, they are under threat. … Continue reading

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Fusion makes the Sun shine, but won’t make the world go round

Nuclear fusion, or fusion for short, is what powers the Sun: deep in the Sun’s core, the nuclei, or central parts, of hydrogen atoms smash together, releasing energy in the process. If we got this going on Earth, it could … Continue reading

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