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http://nautil.us/issue/36/Aging/why-aging-isnt-inevitable
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Nautilus
Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. We deliver big-picture science by reporting on a single monthly topic from multiple perspectives. Read a new chapter in the story every Thursday.
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/this-implant-could-transform-the-way-we-fix-broken-bones
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WeForum
This new approach uses 3D printed ceramic implants that gradually disappear and become actual bone.
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/03/29/addiction-at-work-as-employees-abuse-opioids-pot-alcohol/3232928002/
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USA today
A new survey found that 23% of respondents have used drugs or alcohol on the job.
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/businessweek/upgrade-your-memory-with-a-surgically-implanted-chip-1.1270821
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BNN Bloomberg
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https://www.labmanager.com/insights/skills-shortage-could-the-pharmaceutical-industry-be-in-trouble-21301
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Lab Manager
There is a growing talent gap as the skills of the pharma workforce have not yet aligned with the new world of biopharma manufacturing
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https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2019/02/11/virtual-screening-as-big-as-it-currently-gets
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AAAS
This new paper on "ultra-large" virtual screening is well worth a look in detail. We find a great many lead compounds in this business by random screening of
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https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150622-the-myth-of-universal-beauty
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BBC
Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/01/blood-cancer-taskforce-seeks-to-tackle-diseases-that-kill-20-australians-a-day
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The Guardian
$150,000 fund is aimed at increasing survival rates for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma
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https://www.racked.com/2017/8/16/16135076/plastic-surgery-gender-gap
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Racked
Why the industry’s double gender gap matters.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1072-4.epdf
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Nature
The Zero Childhood Cancer Program is a precision medicine program to benefit children with poor-outcome, rare, relapsed or refractory cancer. Using tumor and germline whole genome sequencing (WGS) and RNA sequencing (RNAseq) across 252 tumors from high-risk pediatric patients with cancer, we identified 968 reportable molecular aberrations (39.9% in WGS and RNAseq, 35.1% in WGS only and 25.0% in RN
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https://www.wired.com/2017/03/peer-post-apocalyptic-future-antimicrobial-resistance/
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Wired
The overuse of antibiotics is brewing disaster for humanity.
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/21/software-used-against-online-extremists-to-tackle-anti-vaxxers
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The Guardian
Redirection tool that confronts anti-vax theories under development by UKs Moonshot
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https://thelongandshort.org/forecasts/the-brain-age-economy
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The Long and Short
We could be entering a time of great neurodiscovery – with the neurohype to match. Are you ready for it?
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https://www.gq.com/story/sperm-count-zero
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GQ
Does this mean we're headed for extinction?
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https://healthitsecurity.com/news/six-healthcare-workflows-primed-for-cloud-faxing
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Health IT Security
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https://newatlas.com/artificial-bone-marrow-blood-disease/54907/
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New Atlas
​​Bone marrow tissue functions like a conveyor belt for our bloodstream and scientists have now made a promising advance in the effort to create an artificial version, a tool that could be weaponized in the fight against leukemia and other diseases of the blood. ​
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https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/first-universal-flu-vaccine-to-enter-phase-3-trial-65073
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The Scientist
Numerous experimental vaccines that aim to provide multi-season protection are in human studies.
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/13/skin-cells-instead-of-eggs-make-embryos-scientists-say
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The Guardian
Study hints at futuristic scenario that could help save endangered animals and even allow male couples to create an embryo
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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/climate-change-could-affect-human-evolution-here-s-how-ncna907276
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NBC
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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-announces-initial-mental-health-and-wellbeing-commission
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TVNZ
After the initial commission has delivered its report, a permanent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is planned to be established.
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https://www.cnet.com/news/nanobots-can-now-swarm-like-fish-to-perform-complex-medical-tasks/
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CNET
Researchers have developed a new method to control nanobots -- inside the human body.