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16 adults drink diarrhea-producing smoothie to help scientists make vaccine

Sixteen young adults drank shot glasses worth of cloudy, salty liquid that they knew was infused with diarrhea-producing shigella bacteria at a vaccine trial at the University of Maryland. They also knew that bacteria would — in all likelihood — give them an excruciating case of dysentery. And it did. The controlled process to test […]

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Maryland: Man found dead in home with more than 100 snakes died of a snake bite

A man found dead in a home with more than 100 snakes earlier this year in Charles County, Maryland, died of a snake bite, officials have determined. The man, a 49-year-old whose name was not released, died of “snake envenomation,” the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled. His death was accidental. Officials previously said […]

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Maryland man who got the pig heart transplant has died 2 months after surgery

The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced on Wednesday. David Bennett, 57, died on Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Doctors didn’t give an exact cause of death, saying only that his condition […]

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United States: Man found dead surrounded by 124 deadly pythons and cobras

A US man has been found dead at his home surrounded by dozens of snakes, many of them venomous. Neighbours alerted police after going to the house in the US state of Maryland and discovering him lying on the floor, apparently unconscious. When officers arrived, they found 124 venomous and non-venomous snakes including pythons, cobras […]

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Man who received the world’s first pig heart transplant stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed

The man who received the world’s first pig heart transplant once stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed, his victim’s family have revealed. David Bennett, 57, was convicted of the 1988 stabbing of Edward Shumaker, his sister told Radio 4’s Today show. Leslie Shumaker Downey said that her brother died in 2007 after almost […]

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United States: Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say. The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr Bennett’s life, though it is not yet clear […]

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James Webb Space Telescope successfully opens its gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed its two-week-long deployment phase, unfolding its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history. Engineering teams cheered back at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland as NASA announced on Twitter that the final portion of the 6.5-metre (21-foot) mirror […]

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Maryland woman wins third $50,000 lottery prize in three years

A Maryland woman won a lottery for the third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. The first ticket didn’t hit, but the second landed her the game’s top prize of $50,000. That alone would be […]

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‘They’re just too fast’: Authorities struggle to capture five loose zebras in Maryland

Zebras have been on the loose for more than 10 days in rural Maryland and a team of animal control officers face an unprecedented challenge on how to catch them. Five of the animals broke free from a private farm in Prince George county more than a week ago and have been roaming neighbourhoods south […]

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Woman shot dead in random fire after dropping off son to start school

The mother of a US Naval Academy football prospect was shot and killed at an Annapolis, Maryland, hotel, just hours after dropping off her son to start college. Police say Michelle Cummings, 57, and her husband Leonard, were sitting on a hotel patio with another couple shortly after 12:01am on Tuesday when shots were fired […]

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Man accidentally sets his car on fire after using sanitizer while smoking a cigarette.

Fire related mishaps have increased over the past year due to use of hand sanitizers. One such tragic accident took place when a Maryland driver set his car on fire unintentionally after using sanitizer while smoking a cigarette. The incident took place in Rockville. According to fire officials, the car was engulfed in flames. The […]

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Retired American pilot admits to ‘obscene act’ in cockpit mid-flight

A former US airline pilot has admitted committing a “lewd, indecent, or obscene act” during a flight last year. Michael Haak, 60, exposed himself to the female first officer in the cockpit and watched pornography on a laptop, prosecutors said. As the Southwest Airlines flight continued, Haak engaged in further “inappropriate conduct” in the cockpit. […]