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'Beating Heart' Patch Offers New Hope for Desperately Ill Patients

Researchers are using stem cells to fabricate tiny patches they hope will be able to restore function to damaged cardiac tissue.<p>From clot-busting drugs to bypass surgery, cardiologists have many options for treating the 700,000-plus Americans who suffer a heart attack each year. But treatment …

Medical Research

Nanoparticles used to stop a body rejecting organ transplants

Organ transplantation has undoubtedly been one of the greatest medical innovations of the last century. The development of modern immunosuppressive …

Medicine

Blood groups beyond A, B and O: what are they and do they matter?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs

Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers …

Vanderbilt University

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

<b>(CNN) —</b> A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.<p>Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3-D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs.<p>Though the …

3D Printing
Public Health

Curly or straight: What determines hair shape?

Whether it is straight, curly, or wavy, your hair is unique to you. But what biology is at play? Curvy or straight hair follicles set the look of …

Cows can produce antibodies that neutralize HIV

Cows can produce a type of antibodies that have been shown in laboratories to stop 96% of HIV strains from infecting human cells, according to a new …

Immunotherapy

This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room -- while undergoing brain surgery.<p>That's where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said.<p>For 20 …

Medicine

NASA’s latest flight over Jupiter reveals beautifully turbulent storm systems

From images captured by NASA, Jupiter reveals itself as an exquisite blue marble, shimmering with swirling gold sand.<p>The Juno Mission recently completed its fifth flyby around Jupiter, after entering the planet’s orbit in July 2016. Its first scientific findings were published today (May 25), in …

Astronomy

Want to chat with Shakespeare? AI bots will soon allow us to talk to the dead

Imagine debating the interpretation of a Shakespearean sonnet and being able to clarify its meaning with the bard himself. Or sitting in history class and being able to ask George Washington questions about the Constitution, no soul-conjuring witchcraft required.<p>In the next decade, advancing AI …

Augmented Reality

Stunning Adventure Photos From Iceland by Nikolaus Brinkmann

<b>Nikolaus Brinkmann</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and traveler currently based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Nikolaus shoots a lot …

Photography

Low oxygen reverses neurodegenerative disease in mice

When the cells' mitochondria do not work properly, the human body can develop a mitochondrial disease. New research paves the way for treating …

Synthetic cell-growing bone could make bone marrow transplants a thing of the past

Eradicating painful transplant procedures will help both patients and donors.<p>Researchers have developed a synthetic bone material which could one day …

Cell Biology

Watch a human-carrying drone lift a snowboarder off a mountain

Brought to you by Samsung™<p>YouTuber (and CNN employee) Casey Neistat may have retired from daily vlogging, but he hasn’t quit making videos. His latest holiday video goes bigger than ever, with a giant, custom-made drone that’s capable of lifting and flying around an adult human being (in this case, …

Drones

Sotheby's Debuts Their Best In Fashion Photography

On the heels of Fashion Month, Sotheby's is fêting all things fashion.<p>On the heels of Fashion Month and in the name of all things fashion, Sotheby's is holding a photography sale on October 7, featuring a variety of exceptional works from famous fashion photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. …

The Real-Life Hodor’s DJ Career Is Getting A Huge Boost After Last Week’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

Before he became famous for playing the beloved character Hodor on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Kristian Nairn was a DJ playing progressive house and EDM music all over Northern Ireland. And while it looks like he plans to accept more roles in the world of acting, it’s clear his true passion is in playing …

Baby Sign Language: 21 Words and Signs to Know

Open up the lines of communication with your infant with signs for "more", "done", "eat", "change" and other signs for everyday items.

Slithery new species: Researchers discover Silver Boa in the Bahamas Islands

The team encountered the first individual, a beautiful meter-long silvery female, climbing in a Silver Palm tree near the water's edge on a remote …

Homeless Piano Prodigy Lands Recording Contract, Asks Jimmy Fallon for a Duet: 'I Never Saw Anything Like This Ever Happening'

A veteran in Sarasota, Florida, who also happens to be a piano prodigy, went from being homeless to landing a recording contract after a video of him …

Artist Hand-Sews Odes To Greek Mythology's Baddest Women

"I’ve always been interested in stories," artist Elaine Reichek explained to The Huffington Post. "And myths are fabulous stories, especially in how they serve as metaphors for a variety of human behaviors."<p>In her latest project "Minoan Girls," Reichek brings the ancient Greek characters Europa, …

Pop Culture
Language

This Diabetes Activist Hacked Her Medical Device and Made an Artificial Pancreas

Activists are hacking medical devices to free the data.<p>Algorithms are boring until your life depends on them. People with Type 1 diabetes use algorithms all day long. They perform mental calculations to manage their blood-sugar levels, which are measured by hand with a finger prick, or with a …

Diabetes

Denmark to become first country not to define being transgender as a mental illness

<b>Denmark is about to make a landmark move for the transgender community.</b><p>Not a lot of people know this – but being transgender is still classified as a …

This Nihilist Lisa Frank Tumblr Perfectly Captures The Darkness Behind The Sparkles

Lisa Frank is as much a staple of American girlhood as braces, detention, and being crushed by the insane cruelty of middle school. The brand’s …

Tumblr

Street Mural of Donald Trump Kissing Vladimir Putin Goes Viral

A mural on the side of a restaurant in Lithuania has gone viral for depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kissing Russian …

Donald Trump

How Much Doctors Actually Make in 2016

It's a lot.<p>We all know doctors make a decent living—but new numbers shine a spotlight on exactly how much money your physician is taking home (hint: …

Medicine

See This Non-Verbal Autistic Girl Tell Her Mother What She Prays For

In this beautiful video, a non-verbal autistic girl tell sher mother what she prays for. It's a powerful reminder that autism acceptance starts with listening to what autistic kids have to say.<p>Autism acceptance begins by listening to autistic people. This is especially true with non-verbal autistic …

World Autism Awareness Day: Video shows you what it's like to live with autism

A video has been made to convey the experience of living with autism.<p>The short film, entitled 'Can you make it to the end?', was released by The …