Meet Deinococcus radioduranst, the world's toughest bacteria.
- The bacteria is so resilient that it's been found on the walls of nuclear reactors.
- It's unique properties have fascinated scientists, who have proposed all kinds of applications for the bacteria that range from the practical to the whimsical.
- How does this supertough bacteria withstand radiation that would kill anything else, though?
A new study found a positive association between sugary drinks and cancer.
- The study monitored the health of more than 100,000 adults over a five-year period.
- During this time, some 2,200 people developed cancer, the majority of whom regularly consumed sugary drinks.
- Still, the researchers said the results don't prove that sugar causes cancer.
Future cancer research may come from studying antler growth.
- Antlers in ruminants (deer, moose, elk and reindeer) can grow up to half a meter in one month.
- Researchers studying their genomes have found how they do it.
- Genes that both activate and turn off cancer are important to this process.
Does wishing someone well actually affect their health?
One compound could help combat drug resistance.