Our lungs play a previously unknown role in making blood

Our lungs play a previously unknown role in making blood

Scientists may have found that the lungs may not be just for respiration, but also for blood production. Using mouse models, a team at the University of California San Francisco, suggest that the lungs may contribute to the production of about half the platelets present in the blood. 2 days ago
You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app

You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app

Scientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing, providing a potentially helpful resource for the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility. It is estimated that male infertility plays a role in roughly 40% of those cases, underscoring a need for more routine and reliable semen analysis testing. 2 days ago
Global water crisis in numbers

Global water crisis in numbers

783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water worldwide but what else do we know about one of the worlds biggest crisis? 3 days ago
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