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Technology bridges gap between brain and muscles for victim of paralysis

'Neurobridge' connects chip in brain with electrodes on limb to convert thought to movement and bypass broken spinal cord<p>First they screwed the end of the grey cord into the metal silo rising out of Ian Burkhart's skull. Later they laid his right forearm across two foam cylinders, and they wrapped …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …


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Group offers six recommendations for eating and cancer prevention

People don't have time to wait for conclusive information about nutrition and cancer, says an advocacy group that has issued six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer.<p>The guidance to emphasize fruits and vegetables hardly will raise an eyebrow, when even the federal government's My Plate …

The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

In the two years since Middle East respiratory syndrome was first diagnosed in people, scientists have struggled to figure out how we catch the deadly virus. Some blamed bats. Others pointed at camels.<p>Now scientists in Saudi Arabia offer the strongest evidence yet that the one-humped dromedaries …

Camels transmitted MERS to humans, but virus probably came from bats

One of the earliest known victims of the<p>Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) coronavirus — a retired Saudi military man who owned a herd of camels outside of Jeddah — almost certainly was infected when he applied a topical medication to the runny nose of one of his sick animals, a new study …

Gut microbes don't 'grow up' after malnutrition - Futurity

Gut microbes could help explain why malnourished children suffer from stunted growth and failure to thrive, despite treatment with nutrient-rich food.