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Good News For The Fair-Skinned: The Scientist Who Developed A Vaccine For Cervical Cancer Is Working On One For Skin Cancer

Professor Ian Frazer, of the University of Queensland, said tests of the vaccine had proven successful on animals and that human trials could begin next year. Mr Frazer, who delivered his findings to the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, said a vaccine for children aged 10 to 12 could be available in five to 10 years. The jab would protect against squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common skin cancer, but not the more deadly melanomas.

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“Will you get the skin cancer vaccine?”

by David Avis Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Creative Ops

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Sunbathers sprawl on Nice beach, France | © Associated Press


Scientists Closer To Bringing Mammoth Back From The Dead

Japanese scientists announced they had created a mouse from a dead cell frozen for 16 years. This is the first step in successfully bringing back extinct animals such as mammoths.

“Mary Shelley was wrong. Dr. Frankenstein is not German. Should we bring extinct species back to life just because we can?”

by David Smith The Republik


A drink containing nicotine is being launched in Britain to help smokers beat the pub ban on cigarettes. Liquid smoking has proved a hit in the Netherlands, where it has been on sale for more than a year. The drink, which contains 15 percent nicotine, also contains an African herbal extract said to provide drinkers with a “slight energizing effect plus a euphoric sense of calming and relaxation.”

“I liked it better when it was called Rufinol.”

by Gerard Blanton Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Creative Ops

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Alternative medicine meets conventional medicine. The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which opened Sept. 2, is the latest indication that alternative medicine is making its mark in mainstream health-care settings.

“Bravo Hopkins. I love this idea – I wish even more health care systems were invested in these unconventional treatments. I’m excited to hear more on the research in upcoming months.”

by Lesley Eberts Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Strategic Ops

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