Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?

Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies.

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New tech for accelerated wound healing discovered!

Well here’s an intriguing article that may interest you, it certainly caught my eye as a diabetic! In a world first researchers at Uppsala University and SLU have found a new way of accelerating wound healing. The technology and the mode of action method published in the highly ranked journal PNAS involves using lactic acid bacteria as vectors to produce and deliver a human chemokine on site in the wounds.

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We’re lobbying government again!

Christmas has gone, a new year has begun and the January blues are over. Time to crack on and kick some virtual and actual butts!

We’ve launched a new petition which we need your assistance with, we need you to champion this just as we shall. Please sign and share the heck out of this, we have ONLY 6 months to get a whopping 100k signatures.

It’s time we had recognition from government as to how important disabled parking bays are to those with limited mobility. So please, work with us, and we’ll smash the 100,000 signatures required by government.

Link to our petition.

Let’s do this!

Questionnaire

We often clamour for a chance to have our voices heard, well now is your chance, please can you take just a few minutes to complete this questionnaire created by Helen Dolphin over at People’s Parking. This survey aims to find out how safe wheelchair and scooter users feel travelling on the bus in 2018.

Click here to go to their survey.

Stealth virus for cancer therapy

Viruses have their own genetic material and can infect human cells in a very specific manner. They will then reproduce as directed by their own genes but using the resources of the host cell. These properties make them interesting “gene shuttles” to fight hereditary diseases or cancer. There are innumerable different viruses, but the human adenovirus 5, which normally causes the symptoms of a typical cold, has substantial advantages: Its genome can be replaced completely by an artificial one which contains only “useful” genes. Without any of the viral genes left, the virus can no longer replicate and trigger diseases. In addition, the genome of the adenovirus is very large and does not integrate into human chromosomes.

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Teeny robot is the future of surgery

A tiny caterpillar-inspired robot that can walk, crawl, jump, and even swim, should one day be able to patrol the human body from the inside, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, who describe their work in a Nature paper.

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Autism friendly Minecraft sets new record!

In our house most of the talk revolves around things that have been learned. You can guarantee there’ll be a conversation about chickens, Lego, the Titanic or similar. But the king is and probably will always be Minecraft!

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