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Ancient poison used for arrows could lead to male birth control pills

According to scientists, a poison arrow in the quiver may let loose a very sticky nether-region massacre. The poison in ...
Mystery of anesthetics: Despite lack of central nervous system, plants too 'pass out' from 'knock out' drugs

Mystery of anesthetics: Despite lack of central nervous system, plants too ‘pass out’ from ‘knock out’ drugs

Just like humans, plants can succumb to the effects of general anesthetic drugs, researchers report in the Annals of Botany. The finding ...
Gut microbiome could influence response to cancer treatment

Gut microbiome could influence response to cancer treatment

When [cancer] drugs work, the immune system tramples tumors into oblivion. But they don’t always work—in fact, cancer drugs can ...
Chemotherapy drugs can be blocked by bacteria hiding in cancer cells

Chemotherapy drugs can be blocked by bacteria hiding in cancer cells

Of all the kinds of bacteria, some are charming and beneficial, others are malicious and dangerous—and then there are the ...
Homeopaths beware: Natural teething beads found to contain lead

Homeopaths beware: Natural teething beads found to contain lead

A nine-month-old baby in Connecticut had dangerously high levels of lead in her blood after chewing on a homeopathic “healing ...
Why Zika exploded in the Americas: One gene mutation?

Why Zika exploded in the Americas: One gene mutation?

A single mutation may explain why Zika suddenly erupted from obscurity to become the alarming re-emerging infectious disease it is ...
Treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other forms of dementia may already be in your medicine cabinet

Treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other forms of dementia may already be in your medicine cabinet

Tried, true, and FDA-approved drugs for cancer and depression—already in medicine cabinets—may also be long-sought treatments for devastating brain diseases ...
Tumor zapper: Brain cancer survival rates boosted by electric skull cap

Tumor zapper: Brain cancer survival rates boosted by electric skull cap

An electric skull cap designed to zap cancer cells trying to grow in the brains of wearers proved useful at ...
Republican bill could force workers to involuntarily disclose sensitive DNA data to employers

Republican bill could force workers to involuntarily disclose sensitive DNA data to employers

It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive type of personal information than your own genetic blueprints...[T]he four-base code can reveal ...

Staph may have acquired resistance genes for common antimicbrobial hand sanitizers

Sneezing out antimicrobial snot may sound like a superpower, but it actually could be a handicap. Triclosan, an omnipresent antimicrobial ...

Engineered mosquitoes stymie malaria’s spread with bacteria

The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Scientists have engineered mosquitoes to carry a ...
Anti-GMO study is “inadequate”, says European Food Safety Authority

Anti-GMO study is “inadequate”, says European Food Safety Authority

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that a controversial study, which claimed to link genetically modified (GM) crops ...