New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

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Wanted: Volunteers to test an experimental new AIDS vaccine that is needle-free. The catch? You have to be willing to stay locked up in your room for 12 days. The new vaccine comes in a capsule and it’s made using a common cold virus called an adenovirus, genetically engineered with…

How hugs can help fight the flu

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WE know that hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this feeling, it turns out, could actually ward off stress and protect the immune system, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University. It’s a well-known fact that stress can weaken the immune system. In this study, the…

DEPRESSION: IT’S NOT YOUR SEROTONIN

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Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency,’ but where is the science in support of this theory? “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin myth. As one of only two countries…

Scientists use ‘NanoVelcro’ and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood

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An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that break away from tumors and travel in the blood, looking for places in the body to…

How Often You Really Need To Shower (According To Science)

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Some people see showers as a necessary (and lovely) ritual that all decent human beings do daily… While others believe it’s a chore to avoid until the last possible minute and then do as quickly as humanly possible. If you’re in this category and have ever wondered how often you…