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THE REAL REASON SOME PEOPLE BECOME ADDICTED TO DRUGS
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SCIENTISTS JUST USED GENE EDITING TO REMOVE A FATAL BLOOD DISORDER FROM HUMAN EMBRYOS
A team of researchers from Sun Yat-sen University have used gene editing to correct a potentially fatal blood condition. This world-first accomplishment represents the first step to a future where we literally edit disease out of our bodies.
CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that kills brain cells.
ELON MUSK IS OFFICIALLY SENDING HUMANS TO MARS IN 2024
During his presentation at the International Astronautical Congress, Elon Musk explained how he envisions SpaceX's BFR helping humans explore space. He believes the system could support the establishment of human bases on the Moon and Mars alike.
THE FDA JUST APPROVED THE FIRST CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
The FDA has approved the use of a new glucose monitoring system that forgoes the need for a blood sample. Called the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, it places a sensor beneath the skin and uses a mobile reader to read glucose levels.
HARVEY'S FLOODWATERS TIED TO WOMAN'S DEADLY 'FLESH-EATING' BACTERIA INFECTION
A woman in Houston contracted "flesh-eating bacteria" from water that flooded her home during Hurricane Harvey, and she ultimately died of this serious skin infection.
ONLINE SHOPPING MAKES PEOPLE WEAK BECAUSE THEY NO LONGER CARRY HOME GROCERIES, SAY PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Internet shopping was hailed as an end to the back-breaking schlep from the supermarket or department store weighed down with cumbersome carrier bags and boxes.
FACTS ABOUT SULFUR
Ick, what's that smell? If the stench is of rotten eggs, it might just be the fault of sulfur.
THE FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH LIKELY ISN’T HAPPENING THIS NOVEMBER
A couple of SpaceX's launches scheduled for October have been bumped later, mostly due to launch pad availability. The Falcon Heavy launch in November, for that matter, might be delayed as well. Here's what it means.
COASTAL CREATURES ARE CROSSING OCEANS FLOATING ON MAKESHIFT RAFTS OF PLASTIC DEBRIS, WARN SCIENTISTS
Plastic debris in the oceans is accidentally transporting creatures across the globe, scientists have warned.