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Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

Uterus Transplant Recipient delivers successfully in Texas

A uterus transplant recipient has given birth to a healthy baby in Baylor, Texas. The baby is the first in the United States after a woman received uterus transplant. The woman was born without a uterus. Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas informed that the woman successfully gave birth to the first child in the United States as a result of uterus transplant. As per Time magazine report, one more woman who received uterus transplant, is pregnant.

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Bestherbs Coffee LLC in North Texas has issued a voluntarily recall for its traditional herbal coffee because it contains an ingredient similar to Viagra, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday.

The coffee company also confirmed that it has been recalling its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” because a Viagra-like ingredient has been giving customers more than their normal boost of energy.

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Formerly conjoined twins receive send-off from hospital staff

Formerly conjoined twins receive send-off from hospital staff

Around a year after being successfully separated, formerly-conjoined twin sisters received a special send-off from staff at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where they had the life-changing surgery.

Scarlett and Ximena Hernandez-Torres were born conjoined in May 2015. According to the Driscoll Children’s Hospital, they were born joined at the waist, sharing a colon as well as bladder. Marking a really rare case, they were born as triplets. However, the third sister was not conjoined.

Two stars predicted to collide & explode in 2022

Two stars predicted to collide & explode in 2022

A team of astronomers have predicted that two stars in the constellation Cygnus will collide in 2022, creating a so bright explosion that it will be visible to the naked eye in the night sky.

Calvin College’s Prof. Larry Molnar and his team said that stars in a binary star system, called KIC 9832227, are currently orbiting each other while also on the way to collide and merge.

The two stars are in question share a common atmosphere, like two peanuts share a single shell. Their collision and the resulting explosion will create an extra-bright star, called red nova.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announces plan to cut 1,000 jobs

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announces plan to cut 1,000 jobs

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has announced cost cutting measures which would result in layoff or early retirement for nearly 1,000 workers. The job cuts won’t impact doctors but other staff members and accounts for nearly 5 percent of total workforce of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. During a press conference, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center officials informed that job cuts will save $120 million per year for the organization.

Pre-human “Lucy” climbed trees: Study

Pre-human “Lucy” climbed trees: study

The pre-human “Lucy” either lived in trees or at least spent a lot of time in trees, a new analysis of the little hominid’s skeleton suggested.

A tem of researchers from that Johns Hopkins University and University of Texas conducted scans of Lucy’s skeleton, a more than three million years old fossil that is also known as AL 288-1. Bone scans showed that Lucy’s upper arms had been thicker and stronger than her thigh bones. The same pattern is found in chimpanzees.

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New smart material when used into windows, sunroofs could control heat and light from sun

New smart material when used into windows, sunroofs could control heat and light from sun

A Nature Materials-published research paper has unveiled about the creation of a new flexible smart window material. This material if used into windows, sunroofs or curved glass surfaces will provide the power to control both heat and light from the sun.

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin said that their work acts as a new low-temperature process to coat smart material on plastic making it easier and cost-effective when compared with normal coating done on the glass only.

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Texas witnesses dramatic rise in pregnancy-related deaths

US, especially Texas, witnesses dramatic rise in pregnancy-related deaths

United States has witnessed an increase in deaths from pregnancy-related causes, but the rate has nearly doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2014. During these four years, Texas has seen more 600 maternal deaths, unveiled a new survey.

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SpaceX sends its first Raptor engine to its Texas test facility for firing

SpaceX sends its first Raptor engine to its Texas test facility for firing

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell shared at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah that the company has sent its first Raptor engine to their McGregor, Texas test facility for firing. The Raptor is SpaceX’s next generation of rocket engine.

In comparison with the Merlin engines that power SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the Raptor is three times more powerful. The latter will be used to power SpaceX’s next generation of rocket, Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT).

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‘Healthy busyness’ among adults linked to better cognition: Study

‘Healthy busyness’ among adults linked to better cognition: Study

A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has found that a ‘healthy’ busy can be beneficial for mental health. Adults who remain busy are far better in brain health than the ones who remain less busy.

Study’s lead researcher Sara Festini from the Center for Vital Longevity of the University of Texas at Dallas said that people who always remain occupied were having better cognition. For many people in their daily lives, being too busy is linked to stress, which can further lead to mental illness, like mood disorders and anxiety.

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