Researchers grow human lungs in lab for first time

Researchers grow human lungs in lab for first time

In a breakthrough that could one day revolutionize transplant medicine, researchers have successfully grown human lungs in a lab for the first time, Medical News Today reported. Using portions of lungs from two deceased children, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston created a scaffold-like structure by stripping one set of lungs down to just collagen and elastin – the main components in connective tissue.

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Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching television

Depression, loneliness linked to binge-watching television

Settling on the couch and into an all-night marathon of "Game of Thrones" or "Scandal" can feel like the ultimate in relaxation. For some, the best way to tune out the world is to turn on the television. But while binge-watching television may seem like a perfectly harmless way to occupy your Friday night, it may actually be an indication of serious mental health problem. A study published Thursday found people who binge-watch television tend to be among the most depressed and lonely.

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Crying baby orangutan Budi receives loving care after suffering year of neglect

Crying baby orangutan Budi receives loving care after suffering year of neglect

Budi is a baby orangutan that has been rescued by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia. For the first year of his life Budi was kept in a chicken cage and fed on nothing but condensed milk which was slowly killing him. On arrival at IAR's orangutan rescue centre Budi's condition was extremely critical, and he was too frail to move or sit up on his own. He was showing signs of severe malnutrition and screaming in pain every time he was moved by the vets.

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A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study

A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study

Love a good glass of vino but hate hitting the gym to work it off? This news will make your day. Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those that we get from exercise. Red wine over a heavy session on the cross-trainer? Now that's something we can definitely get onboard with.

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How to Solve the Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

How to Solve the Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives—but their misuse and overuse is making them less effective as bacteria develop resistance. Despite scientists’ warnings, antibiotic prescriptions in many countries continue to soar. Venki Ramakrishnan, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist based at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge, tells us about the importance of gaining a better understanding of the use and misuse of these wonder drugs.

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