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October 15, 2019


Gut Microbes And Depression

In 2019, a team of Belgian researchers obtained new evidence correlating gut bacteria with depression in humans. They found a correlation between the patients’ depression and the absence of two bacteria species.

June 25, 2015



Is Modern Medicine Working?

Types and occurrences of cancer are on the rise, prompting some to question the effectiveness of modern medicine.

July 14, 2014


Like earthworms, leeches are segmented worms.

A Mechanical Leech?

There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.

June 15, 2012



Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

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

October 13, 2010


Healing Power Of Ancient Tattoos

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

September 19, 2010


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


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


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


Improved Radiotherapy Zeros In On ‘Cold Spots’

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

July 12, 2010


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?

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