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Young blood—magic or medicine?

Ben Franklin famously wrote: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". What he didn't mention, despite being 83 years old, was a third, almost inevitable eventuality: ageing.

Mar 16, 2018
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Living (and competing) after an organ transplant

Organ donations continue to rise and a growing number of countries are adopting assumed consent donation policies. These recent shifts can partially be explained by increasing public awareness that organ donation saves lives.

Mar 07, 2018
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15 percent of teens say they've sexted

(HealthDay)—About 15 percent of teenagers say they've shared a sexually explicit image or video of themselves over the internet or via phone messaging, researchers say.

Feb 26, 2018
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Recruiting the immune system to prevent relapse

Substance abuse, particularly opioid abuse, is an ongoing issue in the U.S. While treatments such as drug counseling and a handful of medications to combat withdrawal symptoms and cravings exist, the fear and risk of relapsing ...

Feb 21, 2018
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MRI stroke data set released by USC research team

A USC-led team has now compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients via a study published Feb. 20 in Scientific Data, a Nature journal.

Feb 20, 2018
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ECMO helps revive woman thought to be drowned

Just before 3 a.m., the distress call came in to the Coast Guard's Small Boat Rescue Station in Seattle: A young woman and another person were on a weather-battled paddleboat in the middle of Puget Sound—and they were sinking.

Feb 16, 2018
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Science of why we age

Ageing is an accepted fact of life, trivialised and even glorified in books and movies. But why do we actually age? And can we stop it?

Feb 12, 2018
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Breaking new ground in medical training

With plenty of anticipation, ETH Zurich welcomed the first 100 students to its new Bachelor's degree in human medicine last autumn. The experiences of the first semester have resulted in a lot of enthusiasm – from the lecturers ...

Feb 12, 2018
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Longevity industry systematized for first time

The Biogerontology Research Foundation has embarked on a year-long mission to summarise in a single document the various emerging technologies and industries which can be brought to bear on aging, healthy longevity, and everything ...

Feb 02, 2018
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India has 21 million 'unwanted' girls

The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.

Jan 29, 2018
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