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Battling Bacteria In A Crowded Human Gut

By Tim Sandle

Scientists have gained a new understanding of the mechani at work within the human intestines, to explain why people remain healthy despite their being pathogenic organi in the gut and why some people fall ill. The answer comes down to competition, with ‘good’ bacteria locked in a battle over nutrients with ‘bad’ bacteria (both of […]

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Gene for Gray Hair Found?

By Tim Sandle

The first gene that appears to triggers the graying of hair has been discovered. This is the first time a genetic component has been linked to a change in hair color (hitherto, an environmental connection has always been presumed). In a study led by University College London, scientists loed at some 6,000 people of varied ancestry across Latin […]

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New Biodegradable Nanogenerators Could Power Body Implants Without Any External Energy Source

By Warren Simons

In a breakthrough of astonishing proportions, scientists have invented a device and technology that allows for implanted devices to run on their own energy sources based on nanogenerators. The team at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology and the Beihang University are responsible for this epic breakthrough in nano technology. Based on the simple principles of […]

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Cosmic Distance Record Set

By Tim Sandle

The record for spotting the furthest object in the universe has been bren, by the space telescope Hubble. The object spotted is a new galaxy. It is very faint, seen as a pinprick grouping of stars even given Hubble’s spectacular range. The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth […]

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No Laughing Matter: How Laughing Gas Helps With Trauma

By Tim Sandle

Those who have suffered a traumatic event or have seen events so terrible as to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder could have a new form of treatment, based on laughing gas. A new study from University College London has found inhaling laughing gas following a traumatic event may help prevent distressing memories from remaining logged in the brain. Laughing […]

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Zika Virus Kills Brain Cells

By Tim Sandle

Further evidence that the Zika virus affects the brain of the developing child has been reported by scientists. Zika virus, as The Latest News has reported, is a  mosquito-borne flavivirus. The worst hit territory is Brazil, however incidences have now been reported in 26 countries. While most adults are unaffected, or show only mild feverish symptoms, […]

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Our Galaxy Is Officially Middle Aged

By Tim Sandle

Everything ages, even stars and galaxies. A new estimate about the age of the Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our humble planet, place it as ‘middle aged’. The Milky Way stopped producing stars some eight billion years ago. The way astrophysicists measure the age of a galaxy is based on the amount of gas a […]

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Scientists Envisage Using Lasers to Destroy Killer Asteroids

By Dean Smith

In a way, this idea is not completely new. The comic bos and sci-fi writers have given us a treat of this possibility; dare say in a entertaining way than scientists may hope to. However, scientists engaged in planetary defense issues have come up with several strategies to eliminate threats posed by potentially hazardous […]

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Advanced Cancer Breakthrough Announced

By Tim Sandle

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against cancer, finding what some are reporting as cancer’s Achille’s heel. This is based on the body’s own immune response. Cancer cells form through mutations and other factors. If sufficient cells congregate, they form a tumor. This happens when the body’s own immune system fails to act against […]

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Giant Ancient Armadillos Discovered

By Tim Sandle

Fossils collected by Charles Darwin in 1836 on his Beagle voyages, which seemed to belong to an unknown, giant beast, have finally been examined and speciated. They belong to a forefather of the modern armadillo. The giant armoured mammal lived in South America, and was originally thought to be a creature called a glyptodont, before the recent […]

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