Scientists might have accidentally found a cure for cancer

Scientists might have accidentally found a cure for cancer

Scientists might have accidentally made a huge step forward in the search for a cure for cancer — discovering unexpectedly that a malaria protein could be an effective weapon against the disease. Danish researchers were hunting for a way of protecting pregnant women from malaria, which can cause huge problems because it attacks the placenta. But they found at the same time that armed malaria proteins can attack cancer, too — an approach which could be a step towards curing the disease.

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First GMO ever produced by genetic engineering poisoned thousands of Americans

First GMO ever produced by genetic engineering poisoned thousands of Americans

The dangers of GMOs in the present day are the subject of much debate, but few can deny that the first genetically engineered (GE) products were truly dangerous. In fact, few people can talk about it at all, because most people have never even heard about these early products or the damage they caused. Alliance for Bio-Integrity executive director Steven M. Druker relayed this information is his book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science…

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Why we should celebrate shyness

Why we should celebrate shyness

From Charles Darwin to Keira Knightley and Morrissey, the socially awkward and anxious have changed the world for the better. Have we forgotten the benefits of being shy? This is the paradox at the heart of a new book, "Shrinking Violets," by the cultural historian Joe Moran, which explores shyness in politics, literature and psychology.

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100 Honest Women Portraits To Fight The Stereotypes Of Beauty

100 Honest Women Portraits To Fight The Stereotypes Of Beauty

The photo series Underneath We Are Women, is a fight against standardization of beauty, that honestly depicts women of all professions, of all kinds of shapes and sizes. In the photos, they're broken free of judgements and opinions of the others, living their life and making the most of it.

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First Child to Receive a Double Hand Transplant Can Now Write, Make Lunch

First Child to Receive a Double Hand Transplant Can Now Write, Make Lunch

Zion Harvey made history in July 2015 when he became the first child to receive a double hand transplant after losing his hands and feet years earlier to an infection. It’s been one year since the surgery, and Harvey’s doctors say he’s doing well and can throw a baseball, write in his journal and make himself lunch.

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Autistic boy receives 20,000 birthday cards after mother’s Facebook appeal

Autistic boy receives 20,000 birthday cards after mother's Facebook appeal

An autistic boy has received tens of thousands of birthday cards from strangers all over the world, after his mother made a public appeal. Karen Jones, 49, from Exmouth, posted a request for help on Facebook after her son Ollie told her he loved opening cards and had made his own to open on his 15th birthday. Writing on a community page, she said: “He’s just told me he love opening cards to [the] extent he’s made himself a couple.”

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EpiPen’s 400 percent price hike tells us a lot about what’s wrong with American health care

EpiPen’s 400 percent price hike tells us a lot about what’s wrong with American health care

The EpiPen was invented in the 1970s by a biomedical engineer, Sheldon Kaplan, who was searching for a way to treat allergic reactions quickly. What he came up with was the EpiPen we know today: a pen-like device that delivers a premeasured dose of the hormone epinephrine in emergency situations. The device is ubiquitous in our country, carried by those with asthma or life-threatening allergies.

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