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Poor State of Cancer Treatment in Bangladesh, Minister Admits

State minister for health Zahid Maleque said that the state of cancer treatment in Bangladesh was ‘poor’, which led the government to decide setting up cancer hospitals in eight divisions across the country.  He said that at least 5,000 beds were needed for cancer patients in the country but there were currently only 500 beds for cancer treatment.

Bacterial Armor: New Target for Antibiotics

Boosting efforts to fight antibiotic resistance, researchers have found that a thin membrane, thought to be just a shrink wrap around some bacterial cell walls, has structural properties critical for survival. Drugs that destroy the membrane could be a new approach to treating the infection.

Few People Have A Fictional First Memory

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40% of people had a first memory which is fictional. Current research indicates that people's earliest memories date from around three to three-and-a-half years of age.

They found that 38.6% of a survey of 6,641 people claimed to have memories from two or younger, with 893 people claiming memories from one or younger.  This was particularly prevalent among middle-aged and older adults. The study was published in the journal Psychological Science.

PRRS: Gene-Edited pigs are Resistant to the Virus

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus — called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS — found the pigs do not become infected at all. The animals show no signs that the change in their DNA has had any other impact on their health or wellbeing.