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Could Engineered Bacteria Implanted into Human Skin Produce Insulin?

Microscopic organisms can do amazing stuff. Yeast is instrumental in baking bread and brewing beer. Bacteria make yogurt. And now, thanks to synthetic biology, they might be the key that unlocks a revolutionary treatment for type 1 diabetes.

“Bacteria are excellent at doing things, and we understand these things,” says Dr. Yo Suzuki, a synthetic biologist at the J. Craig Venter Institute. “And one of those things we are exploring is if we can get bacteria to produce insulin.”

Hubble observes the farthest active inbound comet yet seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit). Slightly warmed by the remote Sun, it has already begun to develop an 80,000-mile-wide fuzzy cloud of dust, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and dust. These observations represent the earliest signs of activity ever seen from a comet entering the solar system's planetary zone for the first time.

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ATHENA laser weapon 'kills' 5 'outlaws'

Silent, invisible, deadly. The powerful ATHENA laser weapon can destroy enemy threats within seconds. It just destroyed five Outlaw drones.

For the United States, thanks to pioneering efforts of American companies like Lockheed Martin and the military, laser weapons are no longer the stuff of Star Wars and Star Trek.

In near-term future battles, the U.S. military can choose to bring laser weapons mounted on vehicles, vessels, and more, to war. By comparison, the weapons of any enemy will look like bows and arrows.

Red onion effective at killing cancer cells, study says

If you’re looking for a flavorful way to help fight and prevent cancer, add red onion to your shopping list. It will be worth the effort … as you will soon see why. In the first study of its kind, University of Guelph researchers looked at how the Ontario-grown red onion and several others affected the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. Their findings indicate that all onions are not created equal.

High dose vitamin C found to be a safe and effective addition to cancer treatment

It’s official: Vitamin C can not only be safely combined with conventional cancer treatment, but it can lead to better survival outcomes, and a longer life, for people suffering from glioblastoma – a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. In research published just last month, researchers used doses of vitamin C that were from 800 to 1,000 times higher than the recommended daily amount – all without major adverse effects. The only question, now, is when will

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9 Qualities That Help You Handle Stress

Stress, unfortunately, is part of our everyday lives. Sometimes it’s just the little daily aggravations such as traffic jams that cause us to be late, and other times it is more serious occurrences like the loss of a job or medical problems that put us under extreme pressure. But have you noticed that some people seem to fall apart over the slightest stressful event, while others are literally the definition of “grace under pressure”? Well, it turns out there may be some reasons.

Sex-change surgery regret is on the rise, leading surgeon says. Here’s why.

A concerning number of transgender people who have undergone sex change surgeries go on to express regrets and experience crippling depression and suicidal thoughts, according to an experienced genital reconstruction surgeon.

According to a report in The Telegraph, world-leading genital reconstruction surgeon Professor Miroslav Djordjevic has seen a rise in his patients coming back to him after sex change surgery seeking reversals of the procedure, which are complex and expensive, and can take more than a year to complete.

Where Does Your Dog Sleep?

Most of us who own a dog consider our pet to be a full-fledged member of the family. Our pups are included in our holiday photos, are given special treats all the time, and receive presents on their birthdays. They reciprocate, of course, by being sources of unrequited love, and we feel lucky to have them in our lives. But when togetherness time with the family pooch also means sharing a bedroom, which for many pet owners it does, are you putting your sleep quality at risk? According to new research, that may depend on exactly where your furry friend is doing that snoozing.

Illegal Aliens Sue U.S. for Cracking Down on “Credible Fear” Asylum Racket

It looks like the Trump administration is cracking down on an Obama-era racket that awarded droves of illegal immigrants who claimed to have a “credible fear” with asylum and the foreign nationals are firing back with a lawsuit. Credible fear asylum in the U.S. was so out of control during the Obama years that illegal aliens were spreading the word on Facebook and immigration authorities got bombarded with unprecedented amounts of applicants.

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Toxic chemicals: How your clothes can harm your health

The relationship between clothing and wearer is an extremely personal one. We not only rely on our wardrobe to protect our bodies – and our modesty—but also to project an image and make a statement regarding who we are –or who we think we are. Probably the last thing we expect of our clothes is for them to contain and release dangerous toxins that can threaten human health and the environment – but this is exactly what is happening. Are your clothes toxic? To find out — and to discover safer alternatives — read on.