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Can Experimental Drug That Helped Monkeys Lose Weight Work on Humans? — Health Check

Researchers have used an experimental drug to help obese monkeys lose weight — and it could work for humans too.

The medication, Adipotide, works by finding and sticking to proteins on the surface of blood vessels that feed white fat cells, and then releasing a synthetic molecule that kills those cells.

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Scientists Discover Possibility of Turning Urine Into Power Source

Research done by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has for the first time shown the possibility of producing electricity from human urine.

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New Cell Research May Offer Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists may have found a way to stave off some effects of aging simply by removing human cells that stop dividing as we get older.

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Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.

It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be done on human blood before it can be used.

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Al Gore Has A Fit

Now, is this any way for a former vice president to behave?  Al Gore, the ever-present trumpeter of all things climate, had what my grandmother often called a conniption fit.  I’ve seen a few of these types of fits in person

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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