We are closer to making a ‘universal’ blood type

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Not creepy.Image: Science Photo Library – TEK IMAGE / getty The way Dr. Jesse Karmazin sees it, New York City needs some fresh blood.  It’s been over a year since we last heard from the physician behind Ambrosia LLC, the company hoping to reverse aging by pumping adults with the blood plasma of the young, […]

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Startups Flock to Turn Young Blood Into an Elixir of Youth

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In the early 2000s, a handful of young scientists at Stanford turned the university’s Palo Alto campus into the mouse-stitching-together capital of the world. Reviving a centuries-old procedure known as parabiosis, they connected the circulatory systems of dozens of pairs of rodents, young sutured to old, so that they’d pump one another’s blood back and […]

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Colombias ayahuasca ceremonies in spotlight after tourist’s drug death

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Western backpackers travelling in increasing numbers into the jungle to take traditional drug administered by shamans A group of backpackers have gathered around the bar in a hostel in Bogot to discuss their next adventure. Some are heading to the Caribbean coast to soak up the sun. Others are drawn to the idyllic villages in […]

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Zero-Sales Biotechs May Damage Your Financial Health

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China's biotech unicorns are chasing a big prize. Landing it may prove elusive. BeiGene Ltd. raised $903 million in a secondary listing in Hong Kong last week. The company’s market value has swelled to $9.4 billion since its 2016 initial public offering on the Nasdaq, despite the firm being at the “clinical stage”– a euphemism for having sales. Competitor […]

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First Marijuana-Based Medicine Is Approved for Sale in U.S.

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The first-ever medical treatment derived from a marijuana plant will hit the U.S. market in a few months after regulators on Monday gave the epilepsy treatment the green light. The Food and Drug Administration approved Photographer: Kathy Young/AP Epilepsy patients and doctors have long had interest in marijuana’s therapeutic potential. The approval marks the first […]

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All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

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From crime to health to business, Canadas decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, […]

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These Are the Worlds Cheapest Places for Drugs, Booze and Cigarettes

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Drugs, drinks and cigarettes are most affordable in Luxembourg In Japan, New Zealand and Australia vice basket tops $1,000 a year earlier. Online Sales In absolute terms, the gross weekly cost exceeded $1,000 in only three countries: Japan, New Zealand and Australia. By comparison, an equivalent basket ran less than $100 in 21 mostly tropical […]

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Trump calls for death penalties for drug dealers as focus of opioids plan

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Trumps policy rollout focuses on punishment for dealers and traffickers but doesnt propose new legislation to combat the crisis Donald Trump called on Monday for some drug dealers to receive the death penalty in a new opioids policy rollout in New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the national a November 2017 report by the […]

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