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Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

McGill University

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

'My dog scratched my hand - four months later I had to have my legs amputated and surgery on my face'

Jaco Nel was playing with his dog Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand.<p>The 50-year-old thought nothing of it, washed his hand and carried on …

Manchester

Japan Just Approved a New Drug That Can Kill the Flu Virus In Just One Day

As the worst flu season in a decade rages on, a potentially groundbreaking new drug that can kill the flu virus in just one day has won regulatory …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

How chilly water might change emergency medicine forever

Surgeon pioneers procedure that sends body temperature plummeting.<p>For more than 50 years, doctors have sought to exploit the protective effects of cold on the human body, and therapeutic hypothermia to chill a patient's body temperature by a few degrees is now used for conditions ranging from heart …

Medicine

Breakthrough in restoring vision: Genes from algae could cure blindness - IBTimes India

Blindness can be treated by inserting algae gene into people's eyes.<p>An innovative gene therapy, which has been invented by a French biopharma …

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.<p>Passed 65 to 34<p>The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law. Earlier this …

The first American CRISPR trial in humans will target cancer

by Dom Galeon January 18, 2018 Enhanced Humans 19874<p>A First in the U.S.<p>CRISPR is currently humanity’s most effective and efficient gene-editing tool, …

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Brain

We didn't think it was possible.<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Dental Care

Vantablack Is the Blackest Material Ever Made

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional

Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like Amazon’s Echo need to have a whole collection of microphones in them — but they take up space, require extra processing power and restrict industrial design. Soundskrit is a brand new company …

'I'm frightened, I don't feel very well' Mum recalls her daughter's final words before she suddenly died from sepsis

A grieving mother has recalled the last words of her teenage daughter who she said was laughing and joking moments before she collapsed and died from sepsis.<p>Chloe Christopher, 17, died on New Year's Eve in 2014 after developing the illness.<p>The student, of Cwmaman, near Aberdare, Wales, was thought …

Emergency Medicine

Lab-made meat startup SuperMeat raises $3M seed to develop ‘clean’ chicken

SuperMeat, an Israeli biotech and food-tech startup that is developing lab-made chicken meat, has raised $3 million in seed funding, as it becomes the latest of a crop of so-called ‘clean meat’ companies to get off the ground. Others in the space include Bill Gates, Atomico and DFJ-backed Memphis …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Mum almost BLINDED after Christmas card glitter became lodged in eyeball

A woman was almost left BLIND when a piece of Christmas card glitter became lodged in her eyeball.<p>The 49-year-old went to hospital suffering from a …

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

Meet Baby Emma - She Was Frozen For 24 Years as an Embryo

This is amazing!<p>A "snowbaby" is a term used to describe an embryo that is frozen in storage and preserved for potential future birth. In November …

Woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists develop first diagnostic test

A British woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists discover 10 molecules linked to the condition which could lead to the first diagnostic test.<p>Researchers at Manchester University first began to believe Parkinson’s might have a discernible odour when Joy Milne of Perth, …

Magnetism

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

UFOs

Freaking Cool Glowing Plants Could One Day Replace Your Desk Lamp

They're not even genetically modified.<p>Imagine walking into a garden at night full of plants gently glowing in the dark. That's not quite the reason …

CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You - MIT Technology Review

Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat …

Genetic Engineering

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

A Long-Awaited ‘The Walking Dead’ Game Is Finally Revealed After Years In Development

Overkill Software is known for its highly-cooperative bank heist game <i>Payday</i>, and their success sending four people into stressful situations against the odds gave them a special expertise that the creator of <i>The Walking Dead</i> was looking for in a game creator. Now, after nearly four years in …

This Is The Crucial Moral Difference Between Pro And Anti Vaccine Parents

It's not about education.<p>When it comes to persuading parents in the United States who are hesitant about vaccinating their children, the public …

A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.

By Avi Selk<p>, Reporter<p>By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts of Atlanta, the 89-year-old began to feel nervous.<p>So his family hid a …

Paul Ryan

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Success

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

Clean Energy