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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

<b>This report contains scenes of surgery.</b><p>A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.<p>Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.<p>The …

Medicine

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

Scientists are a step closer to creating the memory eraser from “Men in Black”

Of all the cool gadgets in science fiction, one of the niftiest is the memory-eraser stick that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wield in the movie <i>Men in Black</i>.<p>Now such a device is a step closer to reality. Researchers at UC Davis have successfully erased specific memories from the brains of mice…by …

Hippocampus

Online dating scams: new tricks that fleece victims of an average '£9,589'

A 60-year-old's tale of losing £60,000 through an online dating scam is a stark warning to others<p>Singletons sign up to online dating sites in the hope of finding love, but they are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters.<p>Someone you have started to develop a relationship with online might first …