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Venus is likely too hot to support life, with a toxic atmosphere and temperatures approaching 900 degrees, but that isn’t stopping NASA from exploring it.The space agency is working with the University of Buffalo CRASH Lab, which has created a design for “a morphing spacecraft with wings that flap like a stingray’s pectoral fins,” according…

Controversial CRISPR gene-editing technology could be used to detect viruses such as HPV in under an hour, doctors claimResearchers from Cleveland, Ohio, developed the test using lab testsThey programmed a tiny molecule to react when it found acids from virusesThe test could produce results in an hour – faster than current days-long testsIt worked successfully…

Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission. November 12, 2019 — 11:27 AM Ah, natural deodorant: a category that comes with mixed feelings. But once you find the one? It’s like you’ve found The One. But not…

We may admit or not, we all would want to know how long we will live. However, apart from astrologers and fortune tellers, there is no legit way to get to know that – at least nothing that is backed by logic or medical science. According to researchers, now Artificial Intelligence can identify patients who…

Image copyright Getty Images Hate eating certain vegetables? It could be down to your genes, say US scientists who have done some new research. Inheriting two copies of the unpleasant taste gene provides a “ruin-your-day level of bitterness” to foods like broccoli and sprouts, they say. It could explain why some people find it difficult…

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A deadly virus impacting seals may be spreading faster due to the loss of Arctic sea ice from warming temperatures.Phocine distemper virus (PDV), which was responsible for the death of thousands of European harbor seals in 2002, was found in northern sea otters in Alaska two years later, leading scientists to wonder how the virus…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”I’m unlucky to need it but I’m lucky enough to be approved by the panel,” says John Davies A patient has become the first in Wales to start on a revolutionary new genetic treatment for blood cancer.CAR-T therapy involves genetically modifying a type of the body’s immune…

November 11, 2019 | 9:54pm Enlarge Image Statins have helped treat high cholesterol. Shutterstock Break out the bacon! Cholesterol levels are dropping nationwide — and patients are having fewer heart attacks, thanks to new treatment methods and more cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has found. Average levels of “bad cholesterol” dipped 21 points and the…

Local expert predicts ‘more severe than normal’ flu season – News3LV