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Strength antibiotics could be developed to kill drug-resistant bacteria

Good news: an University College London’s medical study has found that new super-strength antibiotics could be developed to kill drug-resistant bacteria in minutes. It’s about modifying existing antibiotics and this could make them much more powerful and able to rip apart germ cells to stop infections in their tracks. It was predicted that by 2050 more people will die from untreatable infections than cancer. But now this can change.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

A new male contraceptive solution was successfully tested in monkey trials

Vasalgel, a new type of male contraceptive that blocks sperm flow with a gel, produced good results in monkey trials. It acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The University of California researchers tested the gel on 16 adult male monkeys.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

A brain-computer interface to communicate with totally paralyzed people

A brain-computer interface that reads the brain's blood oxygen levels and enables communication by deciphering the thoughts of patients who are totally paralyzed and unable to talk was developed by British scientists. The BCI technique used technologies called near-infrared spectroscopy and electroencephalography (EEG) to measure blood oxygenation and electrical activity in the brain.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Medicine

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