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Could swallowing small needles replace injections?

Diane Shipley Tech

Researchers in the U.S have invented a new acrylic capsule for delivering drugs straight into the digestive tract. It’s two centimetres long, one centimetre in diameter, has a space inside for medication and, oh yes, is covered in needles. When it’s swallowed, it releases the drug into the stomach lining. As horrifying as swallowing needles…

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Scientists can turn bad memories into good ones (kind of)

Diane Shipley Tech

Weirdly, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Men in Black might not have been that far off the mark with their memory-wiping devices. We’re not quite there yet, but while we wait, scientists have discovered a way to change bad memories into good ones. They were particularly interested in place-specific memories, as we store…

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