Life & Love

ONE STEP CLOSER TO CURING TYPE 1 DIABETES WITH THIS FIRST-EVER STEM CELL IMPLANT

8 AUG 2017 Clinical trials have begun for ViaCyte’s PEC-Direct, an implant  that grows insulin-producing cells from stem cells to treat type 1 diabetes patients. If successful, the implant could eliminate the need for these patients to inject themselves with insulin. The World Health Organisation reports that more than 422 million …

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SEA POWER DETERMINES WORLD POWER

Since the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does, says Admiral James Stavridis (USN Retd.), one of the U.S. Navy’s most decorated naval officers. Stavridis is the author of Sea Power: …

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WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES?

It’s a question that’s been bothering humans for centuries, even before the theory of evolution was first conceived. Why do men and other male mammals have nipples if they don’t feed their young? What’s the point? “I have received more than a dozen requests to explain how evolution could possibly …

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