Plants ‘Hijacked’ To Make Polio Vaccine

Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists…

A Blood Test For Cancer Could Be Closer Than People Realize

The gold standards for cancer detection still have many flaws. Cancer researcher Jimmy Lin has developed a blood test that promises faster, less invasive, and more specific results. Research in cancer patients could lead to trials on healthy people. The best way people can maximize their chances…

More Than A Third Of Us Adults Prescribed Opioids In 2015

The United States needs to curb excessive opioid prescribing and improve access to pain management techniques, suggests a new government study. Researchers found that more than one third of U.S. adults were prescribed the medications in 2015 and many also misused the drugs. “A very…

Researchers Are Working On A Blood Test To Help Find Brain Cancer

Doctors currently rely on MRI scans and other imaging techniques to diagnose brain tumors ― tests that aren’t typically part of a regular check up with your general practitioner. A combination of headaches, memory loss, personality changes, blurred vision or slurred speech typically lead doctors…

Why Using Coca-Cola As Tanning Oil Is A Terrible Idea

There’s a lot of information out there that warns against the dangers of tanning, but despite the amount of statistics available, some people still choose to head outside with a bottle of tanning oil…or Coca-Cola? Yep, you read that right right: the soda. As noted…

Prostate Cancer Treatment ‘Could Help More Patients’

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found. The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment…

Ebola Survivor’s Blood Could Lead To Future Vaccine

The West African Ebola outbreak , which peaked between August and September 2014, killed 11,310 people, according to the World Health Organization . But some people survived , and from one comes hope. Researchers report today (May 18) in the journal Cell that the blood…

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