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An Implant Made From Pig Skin Restored 19 People’s Eyesight in Recent Trial

An Implant Made From Pig Skin Restored 19 People's Eyesight in Recent Trial

The implant developed by scientists at Linköping University.Photo: Thor Balkhed/Linkoping University A team of scientists says that ‘I found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: bioengineered implants made from pig skin. In the findings of a small clinical trial published this month, the implants were shown to restore people’s sight for up …

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First Volunteers Set to Get Experimental Lyme Disease Vaccine in Large Clinical Trial

First Volunteers Set to Get Experimental Lyme Disease Vaccine in Large Clinical Trial

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A large-scale trial for a crucially needed vaccine has just begun. Over the weekend, the first volunteers enrolled in the trial testing a Lyme disease vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer and Valneva. researchers expect that the multidose injection will protect children and adults against six strains of the bacteria that cause Lyme …

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What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It's on the Rise

Photo: Heiko Barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tick-borne disease, is becoming more common than it used to be, at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the (sorry) uptick, which lines up roughly with CDC estimates. So what do you need to …

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Why Can’t I Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Why Can't I Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Photo: Mario Tama / Staff (fake images) If you are worried about COVID-19, is a easy peasy a make sure you are up to date on your vaccination and reinforcements. Yes it is polio In New York what do you care aboutyou should check if you received a polio vaccine as a child (if not, …

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Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the U.S., Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the U.S., Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to tick-borne disease have increased substantially since 2007, even more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural areas. …

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: What Are Vabbing and Mucus Fishing?

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide to Kid Culture: What Are Vabbing and Mucus Fishing?

Whether they are young children, teenagers or 23-year-olds, young people are disgusting. Old people are also disgusting, of course, because being disgusting is the human condition. So let’s celebrate by digging deeper into the trends and topics that are fascinating young people on the internet this week: mucus fishing, vabbing, and most disgusting of all, …

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