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Scientists on path to universal flu vaccine with 'killer T cells' discovery

Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known strains of flu in what was hailed as an “extraordinary breakthrough” that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due… Read More »

Scientists Have Identified a Specific Diet That Could Save 11.6 Million Lives a Year – ScienceAlert

Everyone knows they should eat more greens. But according to a review just published in The Lancet, we should double our consumption of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and legumes, and eat half the amount of meat and sugar. This “Planetary Health” diet could prevent 11.6 million people from dying prematurely every year, the researchers said, and it… Read More »

Can a blood test detect cancer? Scientists use nanoparticles of gold for new early warning method

A blood test can detect cancer within just 10 minutes, scientists have found, raising hopes that hard-to-spot diseases could be picked up early when treatment is most effective. Currently, doctors use symptoms and a range of tests and biopsies to determine if cancer is present, a process that can sometimes take months. The new method… Read More »