Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

A group of researchers claim to have created a “breakthrough” blood test that could identify the presence of cancer. While such a test sounds promising, it’s not necessarily foolproof, experts cautioned. When analyzing healthy cells and cancer cells, scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia found cancer DNA fragments adhered to solid surfaces such […]

Monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop – Stuff.co.nz

Monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop – Stuff.co.nz

​A relaxed-looking juvenile Hawaiian monk seal lounges near a sandy white beach on some green foliage. Its eyes are half-closed and it has a serene expression on its face. But the seal’s calm demeanour is surprising. Why? Well, there’s a long, black-and-white eel dangling from its right nostril. “It’s just so shocking,” Claire Simeone, a […]

Women dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

Women dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

SEATTLE. (WTVD) — A 69-year-old Seattle woman died from what doctors said they believe were rare brain-eating amoebas. The patient, who underwent brain surgery at Swedish Medical Center, had used tap water to rinse her sinuses using a neti pot. Her doctor told The Seattle Times there was “amoeba all over the place just eating […]

A Heart Failure Patient Actually Coughed Up This Blood Clot Shaped Like a Lung Passage – Gizmodo

A near-perfect cast of a right bronchial tree coughed up by a patient experiencing internal bleeding related to anticoagulants administered during treatment of heart failure. Photo: Gavitt A. Woodard, M.D., and Georg M. Wieselthaler, M.D. (New England Journal of Medicine) Though it resembles a coral, root system, or some other kind of growth, the above […]

Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Wisdom tooth extractions might lead to more suffering that could, in theory, last years. That’s according to new study that says the procedures may end in opioid abuse for some patients. The study released this week found an almost 7% increase in the risk of persistent opioid use after reviewing 2015 prescription records for dental […]

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test – CNN

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test – CNN

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Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves – Gizmodo

Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves – Gizmodo

Elowan in action. GIF: MIT Media Lab/Gizmodo During the impending robopocalypse, humanity will have to ward off freakishly agile androids, robotic dogs, whatever the hell this is, and, as new research from MIT suggests, quasi-autonomous, mobile robot-plant hybrids. Introducing Elowan, a robot-plant hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes, both from MIT Media Lab. […]

You should only eat 6 fries at a time as proper portion – KTRK-TV

You should only eat 6 fries at a time as proper portion – KTRK-TV

Bad news for those who love fries. A Harvard professor says you should only eat six fries at a time as a proper portion. Eric Rimm made the declaration in an article for the New York Times. Rimm, who works at Harvard’s Nutrition Department, says fries are “starch bombs.” A recent study found that people […]

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