Paralyzed Man Walks After Nose Cells Transplanted Into Spinal Cord
Oct22

Paralyzed Man Walks After Nose Cells Transplanted Into Spinal Cord

The same cells that give Darek Fidyka his sense of smell are also helping him walk again.
The Bulgarian man, who was paralyzed after a knife attack in 2010, can walk after doctors in Poland transplanted nerve cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord. The successful operation was the first of its kind for regenerative medicine, and Fidyka is believed to be the first man to walk again after having a completely severed spinal cord.
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Buzz Feed: The Science Of The Munchies
Oct22

Buzz Feed: The Science Of The Munchies

For consumers of cannabis, passing the kouchie can often lead to the inability to pass up any munchies. A recent study conducted by a team of neuroscientists and led by Edgar Soria-Gómez and…

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How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb from Food?
Oct22

How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb from Food?

You could be absorbing anywhere from 10 to 90 percent of the nutrients in a given food. Find out which factors affect nutrient absorption

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Scientists: Humans are 'an infection' and Ebola is Earth's immune response to consume all the human 'meat'
Oct22

Scientists: Humans are 'an infection' and Ebola is Earth's immune response to consume all the human 'meat'

(NaturalNews) If you haven’t yet read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, a non-fiction book published in 1994, you’re way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola.This book reveals all sorts of astonishing truths about Ebola which have since been buried or distorted by a modern…

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Does Your Average Scientist Need an Ethicist on Call?
Oct21

Does Your Average Scientist Need an Ethicist on Call?

Bioethicists are setting up consultancies for research — but some scientists question whether they are a necessity

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U.S. Midterm Elections Offer Little Hope for Science
Oct21

U.S. Midterm Elections Offer Little Hope for Science

November vote is unlikely to break a political stalemate that has squeezed research funding

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New Delhi Braces for Worst Air Quality
Oct21

New Delhi Braces for Worst Air Quality

Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to “severe” levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many…

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Psychological Stress Could Contribute to Developing Diabetes
Oct21

Psychological Stress Could Contribute to Developing Diabetes

It’s well known that a stress-filled lifestyle can lead to high blood pressure, insomnia and a host of other chronic health issues. Now, you can add type 2 diabetes to that list.

Past studies have partly linked stress with the onset of diabetes, but the mechanisms behind why this happens were poorly understood. In a new study, researchers provide evidence of a direct link between psychological stress and biological dysfunction.

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People who are constantly stressed have a hig

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