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Please stop feeding your pets raw meat, scientists warn

Raw dog and cat foods often carry parasites and bacteria that could be harmful to your four-legged friend, new research in the journal Veterinary Record warns. “We see that more and more people are feeding (cats and dogs) this kind ...

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Scientists create patch to repair damage caused by heart attacks

Biomedical engineers at Duke University developed a “heart patch” to cover and repair heart tissue damaged by heart attacks that’s just as strong and active as real tissue. The study surrounding the advancement, published in Nature Communications, details how this ...

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Scientists are trying to put a global ban on glitter

All that glitters is an ecological hazard. Claiming that glitter is an environmental threat, scientists are trying to put an end to all glitter as we know it. They’re arguing that the tiny plastic pieces that make up the different ...

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Scientists genetically modify thinner and leaner pigs

Scientists are bringing home the genetically-modified bacon. Using the controversial gene-editing technology, CRISPR, scientists in China have created pigs that are thinner and leaner. Jianguo Zhao of the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing worked ...

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Scientists one step closer to colonizing the moon

The Japanese space agency discovered a cave beneath the surface of the moon that it believes can serve as a base for astronauts. The cave on the moon, discovered by Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer, measures 310 miles long and ...

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Scientists develop surgical super glue that seals cuts in seconds

This new surgical technology will definitely stick to your ribs. Scientists have created an elastic super surgical glue that can seal cuts, wounds and incisions instantly. The technology, called MeTro, was created by Nasim Annabi, an assistant professor of chemical ...

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Scientists develop smart tattoo that detects health changes

Soon your body ink could detect medical emergencies. Color-changing “smart tattoos” that can detect dehydration and blood sugar levels have been developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT. The special ink, called Dermal Abyss, is enhanced with colorimetric and fluorescent ...

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U.K. scientists use gene editing to research miscarriages

U.K. scientists are using human genome editing, with a tool called CRISPR, to figure out what causes human embryos to stop developing. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, took 41 embryos and used CRISPR, which consists of ...

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Scientists invent ‘pen’ that can detect cancer cells in seconds

This pen could be mightier than a scalpel. There is now a “pen” that can detect cancerous cells within seconds, scientists at the University of Texas announced Wednesday. The MasSpec Pen can identify cancerous tissue 150 times faster than any ...

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U.S. scientists edit out disease from human embryos

Coming soon — cut-and-paste children? In the first successful test of a controversial technique, scientists in a new study were able to edit out heart disease-linked genes from fertilized embryos — with no adverse effects on the cells’ other genes. ...

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