The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals exactly how the venom’s toxin—called MP1 (Polybia-MP1)—selectively kills cancer cells without harming normal cells. MP1 interacts with lipids that are abnormally distributed on the surface of cancer cells, […]Read more "Wasp Venom Kills Cancer Cells"
Scarfity – Scarf Specialists & Retailers Everybody has had dreams of success and riches a couple times during their life. The things people want to do with that success differs between people, but very few often make it to a level where they can actually make those decisions. A young student, Marco Perri, CEO of […]Read more "Young Entrepreneur Gives Advice To Dream Chasers"
A hungry, homeless mother, who said she was a victim of domestic violence, took her one-year-old daughter to the lobby of a Maryland police department last week because she had nowhere else to go. Cpl. Che’ Atkinson changed that. Atkinson rented the woman and her child a hotel room and brought them food and drinks, […]Read more "Cop Shelters Homeless Mother And Daughter"
Jenny Mama could’ve had much worse than a broken neck if her 7-year-old nephew Mason Farr didn’t come to her rescue. While at Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland, on May 25, Mama, Mason and Mason’s mom, Karen Turner, all headed down a water slide only 15 minutes after arriving. Mama went down […]Read more "Heroic Boy Saves Aunt From Drowning"
A Charlotte-area couple certainly has an engagement to remember after the soon-to-be groom dropped the engagement ring into the ocean while attempting to propose. Kayla Harrity, 24, works for the Town of Waxhaw. She and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Matthew Picca, are on a vacation with her family in Southport, NC when he decided to surprise […]Read more "Wedding Proposal Saved By Strangers"
Amalie isn’t your normal food blogger. Where most people snap pics of juicy burgers, ramen bowls and cheese plates, Amalie shares photos of Nutella-covered pancakes, bowls of candy and ice-cream sundaes. That’s because the 20-year-old is trying to gain weight — not lose it — as she documents her recovery as an anorexic. Amalie’s struggles […]Read more "Model Shares Anorexia Recovery Story"
There were celebrations in Sierra Leone as the last confirmed Ebola patient was released from hospital today starting a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus. Medical staff cheered and danced as Adama Sankoh, 35, left hospital marking what is hopefully the beginning of the end of the country’s epidemic. The world’s worst […]Read more "Doctors Celebrate Release Of Last Ebola Patient"
A small pug nicknamed “Teddy” is lucky to be alive after the elderly dog was left to die inside a plastic garbage bag that was tossed along an isolated road in the Town of Royalton. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Bolton and Mountain Roads in Gasport. “It […]Read more "Girl Saves Dog Left For Dead In Plastic Bag"
Derby is a dog who was born with malformed front legs. Unsatisfied with the currently-available wheeled options to assist disabled dogs, Derby’s owner sought additional help. The result was a set of custom designed, 3D printed prosthetic legs that allow Derby to run and play, just like any normal dog. Check out the heart-warming story […]Read more "Dog Given 3D Printed Limbs"
A 10-year-old boy who got lost while looking for mushrooms on a family hiking and fishing trip has been found in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. Authorities say they found Malachi Bradley cold and hungry, curled up between rocks as temperatures dipped into the 30s overnight. He had wrapped his T-shirt around his legs and huddled […]Read more "Child Missing In Forest Found Alive"