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Are you reaching yogasm? This and other news

All the most interesting, surprising and useful pieces of news we've seen around the web.<p>Yogasms are a thing<p>If you've ever doubted the joy of yoga, …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

Ketamine Used to Counter Loss of Pleasure in Bipolar Depression

Ketamine, recently the focus of research as a rapid-acting antidepressant that can ease symptoms within hours instead of weeks, is now being studied …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

'Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery'

<b>Infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost recovery after a stroke, according to a pilot study by Imperial College London.</b><p>Scientists believe the cells encourage new blood vessels to grow in damaged areas of the brain.<p>They found most patients were able to walk and look after themselves …

Medical Research

Drug Found to Preserve Fertility Among Young Women on Chemo

A common drug may be a more cost-effective way for young breast cancer patients to preserve their fertility during chemotherapy than freezing their …

Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

You can't just open up a living brain and see the memories inside.<p>So Roberto Malinow, a brain scientist at the University of California, San Diego, has spent years trying to find other ways to understand how memories are made and lost. The research — right now being done in rats – should lead to a …

BRCA Gene Can Be A Cancer Triple Whammy, Study Finds

In research published in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, scientists report that a version of the BRCA2 gene, which, when mutated, can increase the risk of developing …

'World's smallest' pacemaker fitted for first time in England

<b>The world's smallest pacemaker has been fitted inside the heart of a UK patient, medics have said.</b><p>The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System was fitted for the first time in England at Southampton General Hospital.<p>Consultant cardiologist Prof John Morgan said the procedure was a "landmark moment".<p>He …

Treating Cancer With A Malaria Drug

An inexpensive malaria could be the answer for some women who are not responding to their cancer treatment, according to a promising but preliminary …

What these glasses see may save lives - CNN Video

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

<b>Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.</b><p>A team led by King's College London has grown a layer of human skin from stem cells - the master cells of the body.<p>Stem cells have been turned into skin before, but the researchers say this is more …

Stem Cells

Humans Can Hibernate For Survival?

It's incredible the teen stowaway lived through the five-and-a-half hour flight from California to Hawaii in the plane's wheel well given the intense pressure from altitude and below freezing temperatures he experienced.<p>The temperature outside the plane at 38,000 ft. would be between <b></b>-60 to -80 …

Cloning used to make stem cells from adult humans

For the first time, cloning technologies have been used to generate stem cells that are genetically matched to adult patients.<p>Fear not: No legitimate scientist is in the business of cloning humans. But cloned embryos can be used as a source for stem cells that match a patient and can produce any …

Is diabetes shrinking my brain?

It's not a secret that some diabetics also have memory issues, but a new study suggests it's not just due to clogging of blood vessels - your brain may actually be shrinking.<p>When the brain shrinks, it's often because valuable brain cells that help us think and remember are dying. A loss of brain …

Medical Marijuana Could Help Treat Some MS Symptoms

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/28/2014 06:00 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it doesn't appear to be beneficial in treating people with Parkinson's disease and several other neurological disorders, according to a new …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Can we eat to starve cancer? - William Li

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

<b>Bad weather and a delayed flight might be a recipe for misery - but in one instance 50 years ago it led to a discovery that has saved countless thousands of lives.</b><p>The discovery of the Epstein Barr virus - named after British doctor Anthony Epstein - resulted from his specialist knowledge of viruses …

Tumors

How running 'may preserve thinking skills'

<b>Aerobic exercise in your 20s may protect the brain in middle age, according to a US study.</b><p>Activities that maintain cardio fitness - such as running, swimming and cycling - led to better thinking skills and memory 20 years on.<p>Scientists say the research, reported in Neurology, adds to evidence the …

The Brain

Spider-Web Bandages: New Medicine Mimics Nature

Medicine

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Why Water Is So Good When You're Thirsty

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/24/2014 04:04 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>When a person is thirsty, a drink of water can be very satisfying, but after the thirst has been quenched, drinking more can be unpleasant. New research reveals the root of these experiences in the brain.<p>Researchers …

Pseudocyesis: When You Think You're Pregnant, Have Pregnancy Symptoms, But Aren't Pregnant

A Canadian man who thought he was going to be the father of quintuplets was surprised to find out his girlfriend was never actually pregnant at all, despite lactation and signs of stomach swelling, according to news reports.<p>CTV reported that the girlfriend may have had a condition called …

Christian Marclay — Installation view of "Chalkboard", 2010, at "Christian Marclay: Festival" at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

Installation view of <i>Chalkboard</i>, 2010, at "Christian Marclay: Festival" at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.<p>At the Whitney Museum of …

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

The Link Between Breasts, Cancer and Germs

No matter where you look, there is bound to be a pink ribbon. From nationally televised sports, such as the NFL and NASCAR, to the countless number of local events, raising awareness and money to find a cure is ubiquitous and for good reason. In the United States, some 300,000 cases were found last …

Cancer

Self-Healing Muscles Grown In Lab, Implanted In Mice

The muscles also fluoresce when they contract.<p>No this isn't a joke, etc.: Scientists have grown working muscle fibers in the lab that they were then able to successfully implant into mice. Even better, the muscles can repair themselves, which is a significant step in tissue engineering.<p>"It's the …

Muscle