The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health recently released its latest 5 year strategic plan. It's basically the same as the last strategic plan, but with one new addition. It's not really a new addition, but it signals a resurrection of an old trope about "integrating" quackery with science-based medicine. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
The push by AIDS activists for an effective treatment was a breakthrough in the medical industry. It showed the power of a grassroots movement to spur the government and Big Pharma to action. But it had a dangerous and lasting side effect. Photograph by Cagkan Sayin / Shutterstock Three decades ago, a small group from within the AIDS activist organization ACT UP changed the course of medicine in
En seglivad konspirationsmyt Sedan mitten av 1970-talet har det hävdats att USA:s Apollo-månlandningar aldrig inträffade utan att de var en utstuderad bluff i PR-syfte. Stor roll för att starta ryktena … Continued Inlägget dök först upp på Vetenskap och Folkbildning .
"Recently we realized that some images were used wrongly in the paper, so I want to retract this article. The key message of the paper is very solid and results have been reproduced independently in many laboratories, but I find unacceptable the wrong use of some images during figure preparation" – Pedro L Rodriguez
The mighty Draco constellation is perfectly placed for viewing in northern hemisphere At this time of year in the northern hemisphere, the mighty constellation of Draco, the dragon, is perfectly placed in the evening sky. From mid-northern latitudes, the constellation is visible all year round, but in the summer months Draco is in prime position. Continue reading…
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To tackle this issue, a research team led by Dr. Ju Hee Ryu of the Center for Theragnosis at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed an anti-cancer prodrug that can improve anti-cancer immunotherapy by reacting only with cancer cells, thereby minimizing the toxicity to normal cells, including immune cells, and boosting patient immunity.
A study in more than 200,000 individuals has found that patients with heart failure are more likely to develop cancer compared to their peers without heart failure. The research is presented today at Heart Failure 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and published in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the ESC.
Designed initially for entertainment purposes, escape rooms are proving their value as medical training tools as demonstrated by the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Staff there have used the concept for a flu pandemic escape room and is reporting increased staff handwashing and acceptance of flu vaccines as a result.
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A dozen of the world's smallest pigs have been released into the wild in northeastern India as part of a conservation programme to boost the population of a species once thought to have become extinct.
Utility workers and wildlife managers across the Pacific Northwest were trying to keep people and animals safe Saturday as a historic heat wave scorched the region, toppling records and sending residents searching for relief.
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Let me introduce you to Ophiojura , a bizarre deep-sea animal found in 2011 by scientists from the French Natural History Museum , while trawling the summit of a secluded seamount called Banc Durand, 500 metres below the waves and 200 kilometres east of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Ophiojura is a type of brittle star , which are distant cousins of starfish, with snake-like arms r
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So I know a lot of people are excited by the prospect of colonizing space, but I have often wondered, once we establish our colonies who will be doing most of the work in these colonies: humans, genetically-enhanced humans, or robots? I can see a lot of pros and cons for each of these groups: an ordinary human labor force will be a good publicity boost not just cost a lot of money to feed and hou
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