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Isolated from a tropical flowering plant, conolidine kills pain like morphine without going through any of the major neurotransmitters associated with opiates, chemists show.
May 23, 2011, 12:04 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
This week, WHO will decide the fate of the last two lab samples of the deadly virus. The US wants to keep them a bit longer for research, but many other nations say, “destroy.”
May 20, 2011, 1:56 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Scientists identified a genetic mutation behind weak enamel. By harvesting the protein produced by normal copies of the gene, we might be able to reactive enamel production in adults.
May 20, 2011, 11:26 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
Over a 20-year period, more than 25 percent of all emergency rooms in the United States closed or went out of business. Why? We spoke to researcher Renee Hsia.
May 20, 2011, 8:02 AM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
The technique could lead to faster, more sensitive tests for bacterial contamination in water and injectable medical fluids. And no more horseshoe crabs will need to donate blood.
May 19, 2011, 1:19 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A free card available to anyone can bring 47% savings on prescription drugs through 2,000 local drugstores. Can this new purchasing power relieve the burden on public hospitals?
May 19, 2011, 10:12 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
The procedure is called Van Nes Rotationplasty. After a bone tumor was removed from his femur, a boy’s calf became his thigh and his ankle became a knee.
May 18, 2011, 3:25 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A new type of earbud takes advantage of your ear’s natural reflexes, giving you the same fidelity at a lower volume and without that physical strain.
May 18, 2011, 11:38 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
Swiss scientists have designed a tiny turbine that can fit in arteries and generate power from the rush of blood pumped out of the heart.
May 17, 2011, 3:53 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The longer young children stay in institutional care, the shorter their telomeres. These childhood chromosome changes could affect health later on.
May 17, 2011, 12:50 PM PDT | By Janet Fang