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Scientists create ‘portable lung’

via BBC | Mon March 09, 2009
A portable lung which could help those with breathing problems lead a normal life is being developed by scientists.

Enzyme behind cancer spread found

via BBC | Sun March 08, 2009
Scientists say they have identified an enzyme that helps cancer spread around the body.

‘Medical miracle’: Leeches help Bondi shark victim keep hand

via ABC News | GNN staff | Sun March 01, 2009
Surgeons say it was a miracle that they managed to reattach the hand of a surfer who was mauled by a shark at Sydney's Bondi Beach.

‘Ethical’ stem cell creation hope

via BBC | Sun March 01, 2009
A UK and Canadian team have manipulated human skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells without using viruses - making them safer for use in humans.

Gene could allow lab-grown teeth

via BBC | Fri February 27, 2009
Scientists believe they have found a way to grow teeth in the laboratory, a discovery that could put an end to fillings and dentures.

Universal Flu Drug Stops All Flu Types

via WebMD | GNN staff | Tue February 24, 2009
A new kind of drug cocktail kills all types of flu bugs and could protect against pandemic or seasonal flu.

Cancer ‘danger receptor’ found

via BBC | Sun February 22, 2009
A "danger receptor" that may kick-start an immune reaction to cancer in the body has been found by UK researchers.

Cherry-flavored malaria drug launched for kids

via Asssociated Press | GNN staff | Sat February 21, 2009
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is launching a new cherry-flavored malaria drug that it says children will be less likely to spit out.

New Vaccine Developed For Preventing ‘Uncommon Cold’ Virus

via Science Daily | GNN staff | Sun February 15, 2009
Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind.

Kidney donors have a normal life span, study finds

via LA Times | Thu January 29, 2009
Potential kidney donors can stop worrying about the long-term effects such a donation might have on their health and longevity.

Doctors going alternative: More mainstream physicians suggesting meditation, massage and acupuncture

via Hartford Courant | GNN staff | Wed January 14, 2009
For years, Dr. Ali Keshavarzian ignored "alternative" therapies because his Western-trained brain wanted more evidence that they actually worked.

Grape extract kills cancer cells

via Pakwatan | GNN staff | Sun January 04, 2009
An extract from grape seeds can destroy cancer cells, US research suggests.

Gene mutation helps protect heart from high-fat diet

via Xinhua | GNN staff | Tue December 16, 2008
The genetic mutation found in a small group of people helps protect their heart against the effects of high-fat diet, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

Half-Dose Of The Flu Shot Is Effective For Young Adults

via dbTechno | GNN staff | Sun December 14, 2008
U.S. researchers have come out and stated that a half-dose of the flu shot is effective for young adults to help fight the disease.

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