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United States Introduces Preventive Pill for STIs

The United States is set to deploy an existing antibiotic, DoxyPEP (doxycycline), repurposed as a preventive pill to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Recent reports state that DoxyPEP can substantially reduce the risk of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis when taken ..

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Treatment to Regrow Teeth

Scientists in Japan are on the cusp of a groundbreaking advancement in dental care – tooth regeneration. Clinical trials for a potential tooth re-growth treatment are set to commence in 2024, with therapeutic drugs potentially available by 2030. The Medical ..

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Engineered Bacteria for Early Colorectal Cancer Detection

Researchers are pioneering a novel approach to detect colorectal cancer early by utilizing engineered bacteria. The study, led by biologist Robert Cooper at the University of California, San Diego, focuses on modifying Acinetobacter baylyi, a bacterium with DNA-collecting capabilities. Engineered ..

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17th-Century “Vampire” Child Found in Polish Village

Archaeologists excavating the village of Pień in Poland have made a chilling discovery: the remains of a young “vampire” child buried face down and secured to the earth with a padlock. The site, described as a resting place for “the ..

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African Penguins Facing Extinction by 2035

A dire situation for African penguins has been highlighted in a recent report by The Guardian. Scientists have warned that without intervention, these unique creatures could become extinct by 2035. The declining population of African penguins is attributed to overfishing ..

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Link Between Playing Football and Parkinson’s Disease

A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University’s CTE Centre aimed to investigate the connection between organized tackle football participation and the likelihood of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and parkinsonism. The researchers utilized an extensive online dataset of ..

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