John Humtsoe

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'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again<p>Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.<p>In …

Neurophilosophy

Modi throws open doors to people of Indian origin around the globe | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to millions of people of Indian origin across the world to turn to their homeland after he eased visa rules to lure overseas talent, in a bid to make the country a top power.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during the …

India

World View: Against the assassin’s veto

All the media of Europe should respond to the Islamist terrorist assassinations in Paris by co-ordinated publication next week of selected cartoons …

Self-Censorship

Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

Two medical groups say doctors could replace the Pap smear with a different test to screen many women for cervical cancer.<p>But that recommendation, included in an "interim guidance" released Thursday, is highly controversial; other experts call it premature.<p>For years, physicians have recommended …

Cancer

New Indian Ocean exercise shows reach of China's Navy

The Chinese Navy has conducted rare exercises in the Lombok Strait in the Indian Ocean near Indonesia, with the drills seen by analysts as …

Don't miss: 5 howlers from the Indian Science Congress

New Delhi

Try It Now

Clinical Trial for Ebola Drug Starts in Liberia

Scientists have started testing an experimental drug for Ebola in a Liberian hospital.<p>University of Oxford researchers have launched a trial of the …

Climate Mission Impossible: Scientists Say Fossil Fuels Must Go Untapped

New study says vast amounts of coal, oil, and gas must be left untouched to limit global warming.<p>Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from …

New antibiotic: how did they do it?

Scientists go back to basics by growing bacteria in soil<p>Scientists have always believed that soil is teeming with new and potent antibiotics because bacteria have developed novel ways to fight off other microbes.<p>But only one per cent of microbes can be grown in laboratory conditions, leaving …

Microbiology

Islamic difference and radicalisation

“Radicalisation” has become the standard term used to describe “what goes on before the bomb goes off.” Radicalisation as a precursor to terrorism, …

Religion