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Researchers Discover Antimicrobial Properties of Tomato Juice Can Eliminate Salmonella

A recent study published in Microbiology Spectrum, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, has found that tomato juice is effective at killing Salmonella Typhi and other enteric pathogens that can damage the digestive and urinary tract health. Salmonella Typhi is a specific human pathogen that causes typhoid fever. The research team, led by […]

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Larrey, the French Surgeon who Created the First Ambulance Service, Treating Allies and Foes at Waterloo

June 18, 1815. Napoleon’s attempt to rebuild his empire, after escaping exile on the island of Elba and regaining control of France, came to an abrupt and disastrous end near a place called Mont Saint-Jean, which has gone down in history as the Battle of Waterloo. During the retreat, Prussian soldiers captured him while trying […]

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Remains of a Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis Unearthed in Aswan, the Oldest Known Case in Ancient Egypt

Italian and Polish researchers have made a significant discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Muhammad, located in Aswan, Egypt. In one of the excavated tombs, they found the skeletal remains of a young woman displaying clear signs of having suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. This marks the first diagnosed case of this inflammatory disease in ancient […]

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Researchers Discover that Syphilis-like Diseases Were Widespread in the Americas Before Columbus’ Arrival

Scientists have made an amazing discovery that sheds new light on the history of an important disease. Researchers from the universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland found the genetic material of the pathogen Treponema pallidum in the bones of people who died in Brazil around 2,000 years ago. This is the oldest confirmed discovery […]

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Researchers Demonstrate that Human Cells “Vibrate”

A research team from the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) has achieved a significant breakthrough in understanding the mechanical properties of human cells: it has successfully demonstrated that living cells, specifically human breast epithelial cells, exhibit mechanical resonances, a phenomenon previously considered unlikely due to the extraordinary viscosity and complexity of cells in physiological environments. […]

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Mystery of Why Urine is Yellow Solved by Scientists, an Enzyme Responsible

Scientists have discovered the microbial enzyme responsible for giving urine its yellow color. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health identified the enzyme, called bilirubin reductase, which paves the way for more research on how the bacteria in our guts impact health problems. Our bodies produce a […]

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Arcagathos “the butcher” was the first physician to work in Ancient Rome, in the late 3rd century B.C.

In 219 B.C. a Greek named Arcagathos (Ἀρχάγαθος) from the Peloponnese arrived in Rome and settled in the city, as recounted by Pliny the Elder, drawing from the Annals written by Lucius Cassius Hemina around 146 B.C. It wouldn’t have been exceptional, as many Greeks were arriving in Rome at that time, if not for […]