Some patients experiencing an unusual coronavirus symptom known as “fizzing”

We’ve all heard about the high fever, dry cough and breathing troubles that appear to be hallmarks of a coronavirus infection, but now patients are increasingly reporting another symptom: an unusual buzzing sensation in their bodies that’s been termed “fizzing.” This side effect is described as feeling like an “electric sensation” on the skin. Some … Continue reading Some patients experiencing an unusual coronavirus symptom known as “fizzing”

Medical doctors STUNNED as bone marrow transplant for leukemia treatment changes man’s DNA, proving medical interventions can OVERWRITE your genetic code

A Nevada man was shocked to learn that a bone marrow transplant he received actually changed his DNA and replaced it with that of his German donor. Chris Long of Reno is currently in remission from acute myeloid leukemia. Three months after his bone marrow transplant operation, he discovered that the DNA in his blood … Continue reading Medical doctors STUNNED as bone marrow transplant for leukemia treatment changes man’s DNA, proving medical interventions can OVERWRITE your genetic code

Arsenic is toxic to humans, but these microbes live and breathe it

Researchers from the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington have discovered how some microorganisms that live in portions of the ocean where oxygen is almost absent manage to thrive. Called marine oxygen-deficient zones (ODZs), these regions are sandwiched between the oxygen-rich surface and the deep layers. In their study, which appeared in the journal PNAS, they … Continue reading Arsenic is toxic to humans, but these microbes live and breathe it

Cool science: Researchers have successfully observed how fish and amphibians regenerate tissue into their perfect original shape

Wouldn’t it be neat to regrow a lost limb without any trace of scar or trauma? Researchers have successfully observed how the skin cells of some fish and amphibians are capable of advanced tissue regeneration without scarring, retaining its perfect original form. The findings, published in the journal The Company of Biologists, hint at this mechanism’s potential application in human … Continue reading Cool science: Researchers have successfully observed how fish and amphibians regenerate tissue into their perfect original shape

Frankenstein experiments combine human and animal DNA in the name of “science”

There are not too many subjects which remain controversial in modern society. It seems like everywhere you look there is a person or group pushing for the right to do pretty much what they want. And yet, there remains one subject which is highly controversial and will elicit very strong feelings one way or the … Continue reading Frankenstein experiments combine human and animal DNA in the name of “science”

Local lake virus saves man suffering from life-threatening, antibiotic resistant heart infection

An 80-year old Connecticut man owed his life to a virus taken from a nearby lake. Experimental bacteriophage therapy with the OMKO1 virus eliminated an antibiotic-resistant infection that was threatening the man’s heart, according to a LiveScience article. Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in New Haven, Connecticut reported that the naturally-occurring virus succeeded in treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which resisted conventional antibiotic … Continue reading Local lake virus saves man suffering from life-threatening, antibiotic resistant heart infection

No electronics in the bedroom: Any device closer than arm’s length can cause cancer, infertility, and other health concerns, health officials warn

The California Department of Healthissued guidelines highlighting the health risks associated with cell phone radiation exposure, and encouraging the general public to minimize their exposure to it. The statewide guidelines came after certain cities such as Berkeley and San Francisco released local warnings that their citizens should make some distance between their mobile phones and their bodies. Health … Continue reading No electronics in the bedroom: Any device closer than arm’s length can cause cancer, infertility, and other health concerns, health officials warn

Your gut bacteria may be telling you what to eat in order to FEED THEM

Two new studies revealed that bacterial composition in the intestines may greatly affect the dietary choices and reproductive success in animals. The studies were carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Sydney’s multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Macquarie University’s Department of Biological Sciences. The first … Continue reading Your gut bacteria may be telling you what to eat in order to FEED THEM