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Apr 14, 2016

New front opens in war with superbugs: experts

A newly discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn. The gene’s resistance to colistin, a life-saving medication that has been around for 60 years, is the latest frustration ...

Cave artwork in France 10,000 years older than thought

Apr 13, 2016

Cave artwork in France 10,000 years older than thought

Some of the world’s oldest prehistoric artwork, located in the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave in southeastern France, is actually 10,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Tuesday. The red and black cave drawings contained in the cave are more than 30,000 years old, according ...

Surgery starts in Texas to separate infant conjoined twins

Apr 13, 2016

Surgery starts in Texas to separate infant conjoined twins

Surgery has started in Texas to separate two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. Jeff Salzgeber, a spokesman for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, said the multi-hour operation began Tuesday morning. Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their ...

Apr 12, 2016

Brain scans show how LSD mimics mind of a baby

Scientists have for the first time scanned the brains of people using LSD and found the psychedelic drug frees the brain to become less compartmentalized and more like the mind of a baby. A research team led by scientists at Imperial College London said ...