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16

Apr

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicineA team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicine
A team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

08

Apr

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

17

Mar

Wearable ‘heart sock’ recognizes a heart attack before it startsBreakthrough new device fits snugly over your heart and monitors it for irregularities.

Wearable ‘heart sock’ recognizes a heart attack before it starts
Breakthrough new device fits snugly over your heart and monitors it for irregularities.

19

Jan

Is there such a thing as vegan medicine?Animal products are found in many prescription and over-the-counter medications, so what’s a vegan to do?

Is there such a thing as vegan medicine?
Animal products are found in many prescription and over-the-counter medications, so what’s a vegan to do?

03

Dec

Scientists use human stem cells to create lung tissueThe breakthrough could be a major boon to those patients requiring lung transplants, a procedure often complicated by the body’s immune system.

Scientists use human stem cells to create lung tissue
The breakthrough could be a major boon to those patients requiring lung transplants, a procedure often complicated by the body’s immune system.

How 8 common medications interact with alcoholDrinking alcohol while taking antidepressants, painkillers, and even birth control pills can have negative effects on your health.

How 8 common medications interact with alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants, painkillers, and even birth control pills can have negative effects on your health.

24

Nov

Adopt a skull, save a morbid corner of medical historyThe skulls help researchers learn about what it was like to live on the margins of society in the 1800s.

Adopt a skull, save a morbid corner of medical history
The skulls help researchers learn about what it was like to live on the margins of society in the 1800s.

19

Nov

6 party drugs that may have health benefitsMedical research has shown positive health effects from magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana.

6 party drugs that may have health benefits
Medical research has shown positive health effects from magic mushrooms, MDMA, LSD, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana.

18

Oct

Medical mystery: Man sheds tears of bloodCases of haemolacria flummox doctors, but also tend to clear up without treatment.

Medical mystery: Man sheds tears of blood
Cases of haemolacria flummox doctors, but also tend to clear up without treatment.

03

Oct

Have gut infection? There may be a ‘poop pill’ for thatPeople with Clostridium difficile may find relief in the form of a pill instead of an invasive poop transplant.

Have gut infection? There may be a ‘poop pill’ for that
People with Clostridium difficile may find relief in the form of a pill instead of an invasive poop transplant.