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Oldest evidence of cancer in human family tree found

Oldest evidence of cancer in human family tree found

Two approximately 2 million year-old fossilized bones had cancerous tumors, shedding light on how long cancer has existed. Current theories believes that cancers first appeared in modern human societies because of longer human life spans and artificial chemicals have spurred the increased prevalence of cancers. But with this new observation, new theories arise.

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oldest-evidence-cancer-human-family-tree-found?tgt=nr

Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Bacteria has become more and more resistant to antibiotics, which is a serious problem; more people are expected to die from infections in the next ten years than cancer. Fortunately, German scientists found Staphylococcus aureus, which appears to create its own antibiotic. Any medicine is in the embryonic state at the moment, but the discovery is as fascinating as it is hopeful.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-antibiotic-noses.html#jCp

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