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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Medical Student Shares The Worst Shift Of His Life, And Its So Much Worse Than We Could Imagine

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Abhishark said he did not expect so many people to react to his story since, for him, he was just sharing his experience working as an intern at the hospital. “Writing has always been a passion of mine, but with training and work, it’s been difficult to fulfill.”And despite […]

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The Second Coming of Ultrasound

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Before Pierre Curie met the chemist Marie Sklodowska; before they married and she took his name; before he abandoned his physics work and moved into her laboratory on Rue Lhomond where they would discover the radioactive elements polonium and radium, Curie discovered something called piezoelectricity. Some materials, he found—like quartz and certain kinds of salts […]

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The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesnt require a finger prick

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Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood sample. Today, the FDA cleared Abbot’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a device that […]

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Trust me, I’m a fake doctor: how medical imposters thrive in the real world

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Versions of Jodie Whittakers bogus TV medic do exist. But fantasists and charlatans tend to operate outside the hospital, where victims have been assaulted, misdiagnosed or offered false hope Within the first half-hour of the BBCs psychological thriller Levon Mkhitarian who encountered 3,363 patients in two years, working across seven NHS trusts on oncology, cardiology, […]

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