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Astronauts’ blood shows startling DNA mutations after visiting space

September 7th, 2022

A new study has shown that astronauts’ blood does experience DNA mutations due to spaceflight. The study, published in Communications Biology in August, looked at the blood taken from 14 astronauts in NASA’s space shuttle program. The researchers noted several DNA mutations in blood-forming stem cells compared to blood taken previously, which could cause concern …

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Stanford neuroscientist reveals a simple way to stop stress

August 19th, 2022

Breathing is one of the most basic functions of the human body. It’s so basic that our bodies often do it without us even having to think about it. But experts say that breathing can also have extremely helpful effects, including the ability to stop stress before it sends you into a panicked state.


Astonishing new stem-cell therapy may let blind people see

August 17th, 2022

Genetic blindness can result from a myriad of problems, including problems with the tissue that lines the inside of the eyeball. For three decades now, scientists have tried to treat blindness by implanting healthy light-sensitive cells into failing eyes. However, these therapies aren’t always successful, as the implanted cells often die or fail to incorporate. …

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Ground-breaking procedure revived all the organs in a dead body

August 12th, 2022

A group of researchers have published a new paper detailing a ground-breaking procedure that can revive dead organs. The researchers previously saw success reviving a dead pig’s brain back in 2019. Now, though, they’ve taken it a step further and have partially revived all the organs in a pig’s body following its death.

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Study says unripe bananas might help prevent cancer

August 9th, 2022

The fight to find a cure or preventative for cancer has been ongoing for decades. We’ve made some great strides towards possible treatments but finding a way to prevent it in the first place is always going to be important. Now, a new paper suggests that eating unripe bananas may actually help prevent cancer.