Ben Comden

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Medical School: From the Beginning

Except for the first 15 minutes of introductions and pleasantries, the van was silent. There were a total of six of us, including the driver. Three were from the liver transplant team, while Dr. M and I were the heart team. The atmosphere seemed a little too ordinary to be a car full of surgeons …

Why Did You Just Yawn? Perhaps Your Brain's Too Hot

Chances are you read this sentence about yawning and you yawned. Right? Well, a new study suggests that you may not really be yawning because it’s …

These Medical Marvels Are Proof Science Is Amazing

Modern medicine is amazing. Research is in development to help people with so-far-unfixable health problems (such as regenerating nerves in people with hearing loss, or helping to repair nerve damage among those who have experienced spinal cord injury). While a lot of research is still in its …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Biology

The 4 Things Doctors Don't Do

Friday, I was in the break room at the hospital scarfing down a power bar between three-hour cases. The truth was, I was multi-tasking: eating, writing on a chart and checking my email in my phone.<p>I had received an email from a businesswoman, whom I have known for a few years. She wanted to know if …

Teen Boy Is Youngest To Have Sporadic Fatal Insomnia

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/03/2014 07:36 AM EST on LiveScience<p>For three years, a teen boy in North Carolina developed progressively worsening movement, speech and memory problems, but doctors remained unable to determine the cause of his deteriorating condition.<p>It was only after …

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Watch 15-Year-Old Tell Doctors How to Care

15-year-old Morgan Gleason is in the hospital for meningitis after she got an infusion for an autoimmune disorder, Forbes reports.<p>But she doesn’t …

Chinese sewage is feeding superbugs that no antibiotic can kill

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives and extended billions of others. But paradoxically, the more they are used the more the bacteria they fight get stronger, with potentially lethal consequences.<p>While some “superbugs,” as antibiotic-resistant bacteria are known, can be killed with …

Microbiology

Head space: Finding a way to do 3D surgery on the brain

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3D Printing

Listening to Soft Voices Can Cause "Brain Orgasms"

For 20 minutes, soft-spoken Maria instructs YouTube viewers on the art of folding towels. Only her hands, a glossy black table, and a towel are …

University of Maryland

Apple TV Unboxed and Ahead of the Curve

Say Apple and you usually expect an iPhone concept, however this time around designer Martin Hajek surprises us with two unique Apple iTV concepts. …

Best iPad action games

Badland is a beautiful physics platformer with one-touch controls. Usually, it’s game over as soon as you hit anything in a standard platformer game, …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

First human trial of new bone-marrow transplant method

<b>Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital have carried out a pioneering bone-marrow transplant technique.</b><p>They say the method should help with donor shortages since it does not require a perfect cell match.<p>Mohammed Ahmed, who is nearly five years old, was among the first three children in the …

Pivothead's new video capture glasses let you mix and match power, storage and wireless add-ons

Pivothead's video-recording specs have undergone only a slight evolution since they launched early last year, gaining live broadcast abilities through the Air Sync add-on. Here at Expand NY, however, we've seen what's next, as the company's been kind enough to bring along a prototype of its …

The drugs derived from deadly poisons

<b>These days we have access to a huge array of medicines to protect us from pain, disease and death. But, as Michael Mosley has been discovering, the source of many of our more remarkable medicines have been deadly poisons.</b><p>Take a look at this picture.<p>It is the most poisonous substance known to man. A …

Sausages

When an operating theatre becomes a lab

<b>Scientific research takes place in a lab, doesn't it? Well, not when the developments are in surgery. Then it takes place in the clinics, wards and even the operating theatre.</b><b>In this week's Scrubbing Up, Prof Dion Morton, director of research at the Royal College of Surgeons, says it is crucial</b> …

Medical Technology

First UK trial of heart failure operation

<b>A pioneering operation to improve the function of failing hearts while they are still beating has taken place in the UK for the first time.</b><p>Patients with heart failure struggle to pump blood around the body and mild exercise can leave them breathless.<p>Surgeons used a form of "cardiac sewing" to …

Medical Research

Alzheimer's insight from DNA study

<b>A clearer picture of what causes Alzheimer's disease is emerging after the largest ever analysis of patients' DNA.</b><p>A massive international collaboration has now doubled the number of genes linked to the dementia to 21.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, indicate a strong role for …

Swansea heart surgeon wins award for 95p invention

<b>A heart surgeon at a Swansea hospital has won an award for an invention that cost him 95p to create.</b><p>Morriston hospital doctor Abdullrazak Hossien made his surgery training simulator out of a sweet tin.<p>The portable device can be used anywhere and is now being manufactured for use around the world.<p>It …

Time I

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Cure or hype?

<b>If you regularly walk past a newspaper stand, then "Alzheimer's cure" or "Major Alzheimer's breakthrough" headlines will be a familiar sight. And here we are again.</b><p>UK researchers have, for the first time, used a chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.<p>The Times …

Rihanna Teaches Miley Cyrus How To Twerk In Sexy Video For “Pour It Up”

Watch Rihanna’s raunchy new video for ‘Pour It Up,’ featuring denim thongs, twerking, and more.<p>Rihanna has had her fair share of ups and downs, be …

Thom Yorke: Spotify is “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”

Earlier this year, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich pulled many of their own records from Spotify, including Yorke’s solo album, <i>The Eraser</i>, …

The accidental excellence of GTA 5's soundscape

One of Grand Theft Auto’s most iconic elements has always been its soundtrack.<p>Ribcage-rattling beats blaring from a dozen different radio stations and bawdy tongue-in-cheek commercials have become the staple soundtrack to players' adrenaline-laced adventures. For the streets and hills of Los …

Organ donation: Presumed consent to start in December 2015

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Stephen Hawking on death, disability, and humour

A documentary about the life of Professor Stephen Hawking is to be released in cinemas.<p>When Professor Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease aged 21, doctors gave him just three years to live.<p>In an interview with the BBC to mark the film's release Professor Hawking discussed his …

Motor Neurone Disease

Stephen Hawking speaks out about assisted suicide

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Toothache, a tumour and a new face

Jim Doyle, a theatre technician from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham went to his dentist with what felt like a toothache.<p>The dentist removed four of Mr Doyle's teeth but the pain continued. After pushing for a referral, Mr Doyle discovered he had a tumour.<p>Consultants had to deconstruct …

Tumors

UK A&Es seeing 'drunk children'

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