Gene editing could destroy herpes viruses living inside you

The CRISPR technique is a new weapon against dormant herpes viruses in the body, which cause cold sores and can be implicated in blindness and cancer …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 30th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Filthy Romans: Dirty secrets of the bath-obsessed ancients

The Romans brought their famous baths and toilets to three continents, so how come they left places more unhygienic than they found them? …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 29th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

A visual tour of the weird world of the cryogenically frozen

From freezers in the basement to sheds in the garden, cryonics and the promise of a second life has captured many imaginations. Here are some of those stories …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 29th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

9 things you need to know about cryogenically freezing your body

Fancy freezing your body after death? This is what you’re dying to know about what it involves, what it costs and the chances of reanimation …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 29th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Ark of the immortals: The future-proof plan to freeze out death

In Comfort, Texas, a disaster-proof complex will house 50,000 frozen people with plans to bring them back from the dead – and will help others to stay alive …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 29th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Zika vaccine protects mice, but may increase risk of dengue

One dose protects mice from Zika but may put people at greater risk of dengue. A more targeted approach may protect against both diseases …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 28th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Huge newfound deposit of helium will keep MRI scanners running

Helium prospectors have uncovered a massive source of the vanishing gas, vital for MRI scanners, the Large Hadron Collider, NASA rocket fuel… and balloons …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 27th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions in Texas

In a major victory for pro-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law today …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 27th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Tourists pick up antibiotic-resistance genes in just two days

When you travel to countries such as South Korea, India and China, it takes just days for your gut flora to acquire genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 24th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Male infertility cure will be gateway to editing our kids’ genes

The first use of germline genetic engineering could be to treat infertility in men, paving the way for its wider use, says Michael Le Page …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |June 23rd, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments