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What kind of immortality would you rather come true?

What kind of immortality would you rather come true? | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
The Internet's visual storytelling community. Explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer.
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Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity, but that just a modest increase in physical activity could have significant health benefits.
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A possible alternative to antibiotics

A possible alternative to antibiotics | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Bern have developed a novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections without antibiotics, which would prevent the development of antibiotic resistance.
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Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice -- Sott.net

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice -- Sott.net | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in...
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Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death - Telegraph

Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death - Telegraph | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
The co-founder of PayPal and likely the most successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is on a mission to change the world through technology – and to find a cure for death
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First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.
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How Height Is Connected to Cancer | TIME.com

How Height Is Connected to Cancer | TIME.com | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Jealous of your long-legged peers? Turns out they may not have won the gene pool after all. New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found a surprising correlation between height and cancer risk among postmenopausal women; the taller the woman, the g...
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Scientists Invented An Injectable Oxygen Particle That Lets You Survive Without Breathing

Scientists Invented An Injectable Oxygen Particle That Lets You Survive Without Breathing | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed an injectable particle that puts oxygen into your bloodstream, keeping you alive without needing to breathe.
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‘On’ switches for cells

‘On’ switches for cells | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Scientists at Harvard have identified a previously unknown embryonic signal, dubbed Toddler, that instructs cells to move and reorganize themselves, through a process known as gastrulation, into three layers.
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This LA Billionaire Is Reinventing Your Health Care

This LA Billionaire Is Reinventing Your Health Care | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
SANTA MONICA, Calif. –- You have been diagnosed with lung cancer. There is a bewildering array of drugs, and combinations of drugs, that may shrink the tumor and prolong your life.
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Six myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong

Six myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting in some corners of the media claiming re-ignition of…...
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What is the resolution of the human eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
If the human eye was a digital camera, how many megapixels would it have? Clarkvision does the calculations. The answer: 576 megapixels. Impressive job — I wish I had thought to do that.
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Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression

Regular Walking Can Help Ease Depression | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Moderate-intensity exercise, or even just walking, can improve quality of life for depressed middle-aged women, a large Australian study suggests.
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Scientists recommend 20-minute daily walk to avoid premature death

Scientists recommend 20-minute daily walk to avoid premature death | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Research into obesity establishes benefits of engaging in moderate levels of daily exercise
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Rx for soaring health costs: Give more Americans a 'purpose in life'

Rx for soaring health costs: Give more Americans a 'purpose in life' | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Researchers have an unconventional idea for reducing medical costs in the U.S.: Give more Americans a sense of purpose.
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Endosymbiotic theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Endosymbiotic theory

The endosymbiotic theory states that several key organelles of eukaryotes originated as symbioses between separate single-celled organisms. According to this theory, mitochondria and plastids (e.g. chloroplasts), and possibly other organelles, represent formerly free-living bacteria that were taken inside another cell as an endosymbiont, around 1.5 billion years ago.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Unravel the Molecular Secret of Short, Intense Workouts

Scripps Florida Scientists Unravel the Molecular Secret of Short, Intense Workouts | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
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The Biggest Reason People Didn't Sign Up For Obamacare

The Biggest Reason People Didn't Sign Up For Obamacare | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
The top reason uninsured people didn't enroll in coverage under Obamacare this year is they still don't feel like they can afford health insurance, according to a new survey.

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Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
A natural phenomena in the circadian rhythm, napping can dramatically increase learning ability and memory, raise awareness, and much more, studies show.
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Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014 - New Scientist

Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014 - New Scientist | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Doctors will try to save the lives of 10 patients with knife or gunshot wounds by placing them in suspended animation, buying time to fix their injuries
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Can Oxytocin Improve Brain Function in Children With Autism?

Can Oxytocin Improve Brain Function in Children With Autism? | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
There is ongoing debate about the benefits of nasal oxytocin for treating ASD.
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PLOS Pathogens: Highly Significant Antiviral Activity of HIV-1 LTR-Specific Tre-Recombinase in Humanized Mice

PLOS Pathogens: Highly Significant Antiviral Activity of HIV-1 LTR-Specific Tre-Recombinase in Humanized Mice | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
From molecules to physiology
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10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere - OracleTalk

10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere - OracleTalk | Mediscoveries | Scoop.it
Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn’t just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it’s created differently. Sadly, many U.S. foods are BANNED in Europe — and for good reason.
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