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Nanoimpeller.

Researchers have designed a nanomachine that releases anticancer drugs directly into cancer cells.

Tags: Cancer Disease Medicine Milestones Nanostructures Nanotechnology Research.

CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

Scientists have engineered immune cells that attack and kill HIV.

Tags: Bioengineering Disease HIV.

Dryvax.

Last 12 million doses of the oldest smallpox vaccine to be destroyed.

Tags: Disease Vaccine.

False advertising.

Artificial sweetener used in products like diet soda may cause weight gain.

Tags: Diet Food Health.

Paris Syndrome.

Phenomenon requiring pyschological treatment in which Japanese tourists suffer shock from shattered images of Paris after visiting the city for the first time.

Tags: Disease Health Mental.

Smintair.

Airline for smokers to begin offering flights in March. (via)

Tags: Airplanes Smoking.

Eniviga.

Carbonated beverage that burns calories as you drink it. (via)

Tags: Beverages Fitness Products Weight loss.

Embolotherapy.

Technique of using bubbles to block oxygen flow to tumors. (via)

Tags: Bubbles Cancer Disease Research Tumors.

Propranolol.

Drug being tested that allows PTSD victims the ability to edit memories of their traumatic events.

Tags: Controversy Drugs Happiness Memory PTSD Reconsolidation Wellness.

Wonder Bar.

Chocolate bar that is specially-formulated to alleviate the symptoms of PMS. (via)

Tags: Candy Chocolate Hers PMS Products Wellness.

PARL.

Protein identified that is responsible for regulating cell death.

Tags: Ageing Biology Cells Discovery Disease.

Trigger Optics Headache Sunglasses.

Eyewear that claim to block the wave harmonics in light which are responsible for causing migraine headaches. (via)

Tags: Headaches Homeopathy Light Migraine Products Wellness.

Dz13.

Experimental drug that targets disease-causing genes and destroys them. (via)

Tags: Disease Drugs Genes Research.

CB-Hep.1

Antibody engineered from a genetically modified tobacco plant is being used in the production of a hepatitis vaccine. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants Vaccine.

Human-to-human transmission.

World Health Organization confirms that a person in Indonesia has transmitted bird flu to another person.

Tags: Bird flu Discovery Disease Health Mutation Virus.

TAX1BP2.

Scientists discover a protein that when disrupted triggers the onset of leukemia. (via)

Tags: Cancer Discovery Disease Research.

Nic Lite.

Water that contains nicotine is designed for smokers to drink in places where they aren’t allowed to smoke. (via)

Tags: Health Nicotine Products Smoking Water.

Cannabigerol.

Compound that is derived from marijuana has been engineered to lower high blood pressure without the hallucinatory effects.

Tags: Blood pressure Cardiovascular Disease Drugs Health.

Selective laser nano-thermolysis.

Scientists use gold nanoparticles to selectively target and destroy leukemia cells in bone marrow. (via)

Tags: Cancer Disease Leukemia Nanotechnology Research Treatment.

Electrospinning.

Fabrication process that produces bioactive vascular grafts designed to help patients regenerate new arteries. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Cardiovascular Health Materials.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Disease listed as the official cause of death for the first time is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. (via)

Tags: Death Disease Milestones.

Palmtop Feng Shui.

Motorola has patented a PDA device that measures postive and negative chi to give a property or room a Feng Shui rating.

Tags: Gadgets Technology Wellness.

Size matters.

Wendy’s to remove the word ‘Biggie‘ from its menu. (via)

Tags: Business Diet Food Health Language Weight loss.

SLEEPTRACKER.

Wristwatch that monitors body signals during sleep and wakes you when you’re most alert. (via)

Tags: Products Sleep Time Watches Wellness.

H-NS.

Protein discovered in bacteria that allow them to have their own immune system.

Tags: Bacteria Discovery Disease Immune system Research.

Magnetophoretic control.

Scientists use a magnetic field to control specially-designed nanodrugs and precisely deliver them to tumor cells. (via)

Tags: Cancer Discovery Drugs Health Nanotechnology Treatments.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Clinical term for the mental disorder suffered by 16 million Americans that is known as road rage. (via)

Tags: Anger Cars Disease Disorder Driving Mental.

Beta-amyloid injections.

Researchers develop a vaccine of white blood cells sensitized to Alzheimer’s proteins that reverses memory loss in mice.

Tags: Alzheimer's Animals Brain Disease Memory Vaccine.

Power Pops.

Lollipops designed with natural ingredients that suppress hunger and boost energy to make you lose weight. (via)

Tags: Candy Diet Products Weight loss.

Hydroxycitric acid.

Ingredient in a bottled-water product called Skinny Water that suppresses appetite and helps you lose weight. (via)

Tags: Diet Fitness Products Water Weight loss.

Pat’s Weight Loss Shake.

Rev. Pat Robertson has developed an age-defying protein shake that allows him to leg press 2000 pounds. (via)

Tags: Diet Fitness Humor People Products Religion.

Zolpidem.

Sleeping drug that is allowing patients to temporarily wake up from a permanent vegetative state. (via)

Tags: Brain Drugs Injury Unexplained.

Poverty gene.

Scientists have discovered a hereditary gene that suppresses the natural desire for self-advancement. (via)

Tags: Culture Discovery Genes Wellness.

Cesamet.

Drug approved by the FDA for treating chemotherapy-associated nausea contains a synthetic version of the active ingredient in marijuana. (via)

Tags: Drugs Health Wellness.

Platensimycin.

Compound discovered that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (via)

Tags: Antibiotics Bacteria Discovery Disease.

Ventria Bioscience.

Company has developed a drug to combat diarrhea by growing rice engineered with human protein.

Tags: Bioengineering Business Controversy Drugs Food Genes Health.

Morgellons disease.

Mysterious disease in which different-colored fibers pop out of the afflicted person’s skin.

Tags: Deadly Disease Unexplained.

Shower Shock.

Caffeinated soap. (via)

Tags: Coffee Hygiene Products.

SlimTree.com

Online gym that allows customers to workout anywhere by offering streaming fitness videos on the internet. (via)

Tags: Fitness Web.

VitaCig.

Cigarette has been invented that contains vitamins.

Tags: Health Products Smoking.

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