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Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

A group of researchers claim to have created a “breakthrough” blood test that could identify the presence of cancer. While such a test sounds promising, it’s not necessarily foolproof, experts cautioned. When analyzing healthy cells and cancer cells, scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia found cancer DNA fragments adhered to solid surfaces such […]

Giant collisions shake the cosmos – CNN

Giant collisions shake the cosmos – CNN

Giant collisions shake the cosmos  CNN Whenever a new instrument capable of studying the heavens has been invented, astronomers have had to rethink their understanding of the cosmos. Source link

Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

Woman dies from brain-eating amoebas after using neti pot – WTVD-TV

SEATTLE. (WTVD) — A 69-year-old Seattle woman died from what doctors said they believe were rare brain-eating amoebas. The patient, who underwent brain surgery at Swedish Medical Center, had used tap water to rinse her sinuses using a neti pot. Her doctor told The Seattle Times there was “amoeba all over the place just eating […]

Seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses – New York Post

Seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses – New York Post

Seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses — and scientists have no clue why, according to a report Friday. A photo of a Hawaiian monk seal with the wormlike sea creature dangling from its schnoz went viral this week — and at least three more have been spotted enduring the booger-like invaders, according to […]

Study: Docs don't tell moms that breastfeeding lowers cancer risk – KOMO News

Study: Docs don't tell moms that breastfeeding lowers cancer risk – KOMO News

by Karina Mazhukhina / KOMO News Photo credit: Office on Women’s Health Doctors fail to inform new moms that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study reveals. Researchers from Ohio State University recruited over 700 woman ages 18 to 53 who had given birth at least once. Although more than half […]

Rocket Report: Firefly to the Moon, SpaceX makes a splash, H3 nets a customer – Ars Technica

Rocket Report: Firefly to the Moon, SpaceX makes a splash, H3 nets a customer – Ars Technica

Welcome to Edition 1.28 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week, and much of it good, with Stratolaunch reaching an important test, Firefly winning a sweet contract from NASA, and the H3 getting its first commercial flight. All in all, a nice week in launch. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if […]

Kona Community Hospital shuts down due to scabies outbreak – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kona Community Hospital shuts down due to scabies outbreak – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kona Community Hospital shut down today due to a severe outbreak of scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny burrowing mites that cause extreme itching, rash and lesions. Kona Community Hospital shut down today due to a severe outbreak of scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny burrowing mites that cause […]

GOP Senator: Arctic Ocean may be ice free in summer within 20 years | TheHill – The Hill

GOP Senator: Arctic Ocean may be ice free in summer within 20 years | TheHill – The Hill

Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanOvernight Defense: Congress pauses to mourn George H.W. Bush | Haspel to brief senators on Khashoggi killing | Soldier is fourth to die from Afghan IED blast Bipartisan pair of senators introduces bill to create global election security information sharing program Hundreds of female Alaska attorneys call on Murkowski, Sullivan to […]

Organs grown in space: Russian scientists 3D-print mouse’s thyroid on ISS in world first – RT

Organs grown in space: Russian scientists 3D-print mouse’s thyroid on ISS in world first – RT

Medical research has taken a leap into the future as Russian scientists have managed to grow a mouse’s thyroid in zero gravity using a 3D bioprinter on the International Space Station (ISS). And human organs may be next in line. The breakthrough device dubbed Organaut was delivered to the ISS by a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft […]

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop – WIRED

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop – WIRED

SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of the year just two days after lofting a record 64 satellites into orbit. On this flight, a brand-new Falcon 9 hoisted a Dragon spacecraft into orbit, bound for the International Space Station. But unlike Monday’s textbook touchdown, today’s landing didn’t quite go as planned. The Falcon’s first stage, the […]