articles tagged: medicine
world of weird things podcast: do cyborgs dream of bionic sheep?
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world of weird things podcast: do cyborgs dream of bionic sheep?

In the future, humanity is likely to become cyborgs. But how would that happen? And how did we get to the point where this is a realistic conversation?

wowt explains: what is a cyborg?
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wowt explains: what is a cyborg?

Thanks to science fiction we're all familiar with the term cyborg, but what it means is actually a lot less defined than it appears at first glance.

world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics
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world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics

Probiotics are the next big health trend thanks to new discoveries about our gut biomes. But are we just buying a lot of hype?

world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma
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world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma

Big Pharma may not do much to endear itself to patients and the general public, but the last thing it wants to do is sit on cures for serious diseases. Here's why.

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever
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how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever

A strain of salmonella immune to antibiotics of last resort has been found in the United States. This should be a wakeup call for both Big Pharma scientists and government regulators.

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
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3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
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how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t
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how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t

Perhaps the worst thing about Theranos is not the lies, the fraud, or the failure. It’s that the company and its portable lab could have been salvaged and improved lives if its CEO didn’t drown in her own hype.

how hustle culture is slowly, and very literally, killing you
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how hustle culture is slowly, and very literally, killing you

Today’s office and gig culture are glorifying workaholism and a non-stop “hustle ‘till you make it, sleep when you’re dead” attitude. It’s not just socially toxic. It’s damaging to your health and psyche.

how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic
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how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic

Politicians and the public want short-term solutions to the opioid epidemic. But they aren't tackling its root cause: legitimate chronic pain.

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