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According to CBS News, a young Australian woman has been partially paralyzed by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which was likely contracted by using a makeup brush borrowed from a friend whom recently had a staph infection on her face. The young mother has suffered damage to her spine,...
According to NPR Health's Shots Blog, "an experimental substance derived from scorpion venom" is being prepared to be tested in the first human subject. The substance appears to be able to travel to cancerous brain tissue and cause it to glow, essentially allowing surgeons to operate more effectively. A team...
According to an article in CBS Health, a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, may be detected in patients with concussions through the presence of an "abnormal protein in a pattern resembling that found at autopsy." Football players and others with head injuries may suffer from CTE,...