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June 15, 2012

 

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Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?

October 13, 2010

 

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Healing Power Of Ancient Tattoos

Ancient tattoos may have had more than just a decorative function.

September 19, 2010

 

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Do Frogs Have A Weapon To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

Scientists claim they may have found a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs...with a little help from frogs!

July 23, 2010

 

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Why A Spoonful Of Sugar May Be Better Than One Of Medicine

A spoonful of sugar may not be what the doctor ordered, but a spoonful of medicine can lead to a dangerous overdose!

July 20, 2010

 

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Scientists Search The Snow For New Vaccines

Who would think that researchers would find ingredients for modern medicine buried in the ice?

July 16, 2010

 

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Improved Radiotherapy Zeros In On ‘Cold Spots’

Scientists hope a new cancer fighting method will reduce side effects of radiotherapy.

July 12, 2010

 

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New Bandage Can Actually Treat Infection

While we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away. But what if it could?

July 7, 2010

 

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Minding Your Manners Could Save a Life

Rudeness in the work environment is shown to increase mistakes. In a medical setting this could be particularly dangerous.

July 1, 2009

 

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Origami Science: Ancient Art To Cutting Edge Science

Need a way to make something large and expansive, small and compact for its journey to its final destination? Scientists are looking to origami to do just that.

June 2, 2008

 

A woman laying in a pool having "mermaid hair."

Mermaid’s Hair and Cancer

Does having Mermaid hair, which means laying down in a pool and letting your hair float, have benefits for cancer patients? Listen to learn more.

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