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New study suggests that pregnancy can make you age faster

New study suggests that pregnancy can make you age faster

According to recent research, women who have been pregnant before are more likely to exhibit signs of accelerated biological ageing compared to women who have never been pregnant. While it may feel like common knowledge that pregnancy ages you, a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed that growing a human being from scratch can make your body between two to 14...

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Could gene-editing cure HIV?

Could gene-editing cure HIV?

Scientists say they’ve been able to literally cut out the ‘bad’ bits of DNA from infected cells to eliminate HIV in patients using the Nobel Prize-winning technology CRISPR. During the last few years, scientists have made strides towards treating diseases through gene-editing technology, their most promising breakthrough being the discovery of CRISPR. The essence of CRISPR is simple: it’s a means of finding a specific bit of DNA...

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Single dose of LSD provides immediate and sustained anxiety relief

Single dose of LSD provides immediate and sustained anxiety relief

According to the results of a new study conducted by MindMed, just 100 micrograms of the hallucinogen can halve anxiety within weeks. As a result of this successful clinical trial, the US Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy status to the biopharmaceutical company’s proprietary treatment. Following decades of demonisation and criminalisation, psychedelic drugs are being proved to have profound implications for a field that’s seen few pharmacological advancements...

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Over 100 new species found on underwater mountain near Chile

Over 100 new species found on underwater mountain near Chile

Off the coast of Chile, up to 3,530 metres below sea level, scientists have discovered over 100 previously unknown species living on an underwater mountain. The planet’s biological tapestry is significantly richer than we knew last week. Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute have just discovered 100 new species living on an underwater water mountain off the coast of Chile and Easter Island. Stretching 2,900 kilometres, the rocky formation dubbed the...

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