Posted on May 11 2015 - 6:38am by Admin
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A group of scientists have succeeded in editing out mitochondrial DNA in mice. The technique may just be the key to stopping the spread of incurable diseases. Cutting out Diseases Researchers from Salk Institute developed molecular scissors to cut out mutations in an embryo – without damaging the healthy DNA of the organism. In the journal Cell, the researchers...

Posted on May 11 2015 - 6:31am by Admin
Comments Off on Pepsi Replaces Aspartame in Diet Soda

Soda giant PepsiCo is replacing the artificial sweetener aspartame in their Diet Pepsi product. The company says, however, that the move is purely commercial and not because of the health concerns surrounding the sugar substitute. Commercial Move “Aspartame is the number one reason consumers are dropping diet soda,” PepsiCo vice president Seth Kaufman told the BBC. This comes after a slide in the sales of diet soft drinks in 2014. PepsiCo will change the sweetener into sucralose mixed with Ace-K (acesulfame potassium). The aspartame-free...

Posted on May 11 2015 - 6:24am by Admin
Comments Off on Study Says Surgery Unavailable to 2/3 of Global Population

Safe and affordable surgical procedures are downright inaccessible for billions, says a new study. The figures show that two-thirds of the global population has no means and access to basic surgical care. As far as the history of estimates goes, this number is over 200% more than initial predictions. Specifics of the Study Millions of people die every year because of treatable conditions, including...

Posted on May 11 2015 - 6:13am by Admin
Comments Off on HIV Home Testing Kits Hit UK Market

A self-test kit that detects HIV has hit the shelves in different areas of England, Scotland, and Wales. This legally approved product is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Like a Pregnancy Test The self-testing kit functions just like a regular pregnancy test, except that it requires a small amount of blood taken from the tip of a finger. The kit comes...