This explorer discovered human time warp by living in a cave

This explorer discovered human time warp by living in a cave

On July 16, 1962, French geologist Michel Siffre entered a darkened cave where he planned to remain for two months.
Tracking the days according to his sleep patterns (one night’s sleep equals one day), he believed his underground stay was ending on Aug. 20. Instead, when he emerged it was Sept. 14 — 25 days later.

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Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that a form of tuberculosis that is resistant to at least four of the front-line antibiotics used to treat the bacterial disease is primarily spreading from person to person in South Africa. The finding is significant, the authors of the study say, because it suggests that the long-held notion that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis…

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Breakthrough as 11-year-old boy receives artificial heart

Breakthrough as 11-year-old boy receives artificial heart

Four months ago, Jaheim Whigham's body was shutting down. The eleven-year-old from Aurora, Illinois, had received a heart transplant four years earlier, but his body was beginning to reject it. In a life-saving operation, cardiologists at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago implanted a specially designed artificial heart. Jaheim is one of the youngest people in the world – and the smallest ever – to receive such technology.

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Amazing Therapy Could Turn Cancer Into Zombie Cells Then Destroy Them

Amazing Therapy Could Turn Cancer Into Zombie Cells Then Destroy Them

The clearance of senescent cells has been receiving a great deal of attention in the last year or so, and quite rightly so given the impressive results thus far. As the body ages cells become damaged and cease dividing entering a state known as senescence. Normally these senescent cells destroy themselves through a programmed cell destruction mechanism known as apoptosis and the immune system then clears them away.

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What’s inside the sugar industry’s filing cabinets?

What's inside the sugar industry's filing cabinets?

Internal papers reveal a strategy to safeguard sugar from "opportunists," "pseudoscientists," and "enemies." From 1975 to 1980, this document shows, the Sugar Association spent roughly $655,000 on 17 studies as part of a program designed "to maintain research as a main prop of the industry's defense." Each project was vetted by panel of scientific advisors, but required the approval of a second committee stacked with representatives of a dozen or so food and beverage giants, including Coca-Cola, Hershey's, General Mills, and Nabisco. One of the projects sought to demonstrate that sugar might help relieve depression.

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