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National Toxicology Program: 2-Year Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer in Rats

National Toxicology Program: 2-Year Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer in Rats

The National Toxicology Program just released the results from their multi-year, peer-reviewed study investigating a causal link between cellphones and cancer. The $25 million study is the largest experiment to date looking into this link, and what they found is more than a little disconcerting. Is there a link between cellphone …

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NASA Believes One of Jupiter’s Moons Could Host Life

According to NASA, there is a significant possibility that Europa, one of Jupiter’s 67 moons, is capable of sustaining life. Europa’s surface is coated with ice, but scientists believe a massive, saltwater ocean below that surface. New evidence has emerged suggesting that that ocean contains “the necessary balance of chemical energy for …

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Research to Create Part-Human, Part-Animal Chimeras Continues Despite Criticism

Research to Create Part-Human, Part-Animal Chimeras Continues Despite Criticism

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases. One way …

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Colorectal Cancer: Risk Increases if Colonoscopy Is Delayed After Positive Fecal Test, Study Finds

Colorectal Cancer: Risk Increases if Colonoscopy Is Delayed After Positive Fecal Test, Study Finds

For patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test, the risk for colorectal cancer increases if diagnostic colonoscopy is delayed beyond 6 months, according to new research. “In breast cancer, there are quality mandates from the federal government that say how quickly patients should be seen for certain tests. Colorectal cancer …

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Researchers Say They Successfully Removed Genes Infected With HIV Out of Live Animals

Researchers Say They Successfully Removed Genes Infected With HIV Out of Live Animals

Scientists have managed to remove DNA of the HIV virus from living tissue for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to an outright cure. At the moment, treating the disease involves the use of drugs that suppress levels of the virus so the body’s immune system can …

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Researchers Say New Macromolecule Could Fight, Block Multiple Viruses

Researchers Say New Macromolecule Could Fight, Block Multiple Viruses

Part of the difficulty in tackling viruses like Ebola and Zika is that they’re all so different, and each one can regularly mutate to create different strains within the same virus. To address this, scientists have been busy looking at common characteristics of viruses that could be used to develop an all-powerful vaccine capable …

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Evidence Found of Ancient Tsunamis Up to 400-Feet High on Mars, Study Shows

Evidence Found of Ancient Tsunamis Up to 400-Feet High on Mars, Study Shows

Scientists think they see evidence of two huge tsunamis having once swept across the surface of Mars. They point to satellite data suggesting a major redistribution of sediments over a large region at the edge of the Red Planet’s northern lowlands. The US-led team argues that asteroid or comet strikes …

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Melting Antarctica Glacier Could Cause Sea Levels to Rise by At Least 6 Feet, Study Says

Melting Antarctica Glacier Could Cause Sea Levels to Rise by At Least 6 Feet, Study Says

Melting ice from a major Antarctic glacier could lead to a nearly three metre rise in the world’s oceans, according to new research. The study published in the journal Nature looked at the retreating ice levels of the Totten Glacier, a glacier in eastern Antarctica roughly the size of France. Researchers found …

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Colombia Threatens to End Patent Protection for Novartis Cancer Drug Over Price

Colombia Threatens to End Patent Protection for Novartis Cancer Drug Over Price

If the pharma giant doesn’t cut prices, it could lose its patent protection to generics. Colombia’s government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals. …

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