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New Findings In Space, Space Gene

A study found a new gene in space and termed as "space gene."  It turns out NASA’s statement of the obvious was fallout from a bad case of mangled science communication. It started with an attempt on the part of the space agency to drum up publicity for some ongoing research about how Scott Kelly’s year-long stint in space affected his physiology. It was an appealing story not only because he broke the record for long-duration space flight, but because scientists were able to compare samples of his blood, saliva, and urine with his twin brother’s “the perfect nature versus nurture study.

Association Between Medical Cures And Modern Biomedical Devices For Better Bone Health

A research team is bringing together natural medical cures with modern biomedical devices in hopes of bringing about better health outcomes for people with bone diseases. In this first-ever effort, the team improved bone-growing capabilities on 3D-printed, ceramic bone scaffolds by 30-45 percent when coated with curcumin, a compound found in the spice, turmeric. The study was published in the journal Materials Today Chemistry.

Pain Management Without Risk of Addiction, New Finding

Researchers at the University of Michigan have engineered a new compound that animal tests suggest could offer the pain-relieving properties of opioids such as morphine and oxycodone without the risk of addiction. With more than 100 Americans dying from opioid overdoses every day, there is an urgent need for drugs that offer strong pain-relieving properties without leading to addiction.