Jon Black

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Can stem cells make old muscles strong again? - Futurity

Using stem cells may be a way to restore strength to damaged skeletal muscles in the elderly, a new study shows.

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

The Brain

NIH partners with Organovo to test new drugs on 3D printed living tissue

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Organovo<p>Every newly developed pharmaceutical drug takes a long, winding path before it is ever administered to a human …

Insane work in this Biomechanical tattoo by Sivak Denis Official! LIKE if you agree!! >>

Tattoos and Tattoo Art

10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know About Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation

<b>1) What Crossfit is:</b><p>I field emails every day with questions about crossfit injuries. The biggest complaint I hear from these individuals about other …


Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish - vertebrates just like people - have a face. But it has not always been the case.<p>The first creatures with a backbone - jawless fish from hundreds of millions of years ago - did …

WATCH: Scientists Suspend Objects in Midair with Sound Waves

No smoke, no mirrors, just sound was all scientists needed to levitate objects in midair.<p>NPR reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside! 

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside!

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

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Sleek and Stylish iWatch Concept Syncs with iPhones

Wearable technology has recently increased in popularity, encouraging brand new products like Samsung's Galaxy Smartwatch and Jawbone's <i>Up</i> to emerge. Surprisingly, though, tech giant Apple hasn't broken into this rapidly expanding market. Noticing this inconsistency, interface designer Todd Hamilton …

Wearable Tech

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

Stem Cells

If zebrafish can regrow fins, can we regrow bones? - Futurity

Adult zebrafish can replace bones when they lose a tail fin. Knowing how they do it might lead to better ways to treat bone fractures in people.