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5 Simple Juices and Smoothies to Help You Detox

On a daily basis, your body is bombarded with huge amounts of toxins. From your beauty products, environmental toxins, processed foods, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, bus fumes, alcohol -- you get the point. The good news is you can reduce the toxic buildup in your body by simply detoxing a …

New Yorkers Warned Of Rare Skin Infection Outbreak Caused By Raw Fish In Chinatown (PHOTOS)

The handling of raw fish at three New York City Chinatown markets has led to an outbreak of a rare skin infection.<p>The city's health department has identified 30 people with the infection-- caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium marinum-- all of whom handled live or raw seafood at the Chinatown …

Magnetic pulses can help stroke patients regain speech

Magnetic pulses beamed into the brains of stroke patients can improve their ability to regain speech, a study has shown.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School found that stimulating a part of the brain in stroke patients using transcranial magnetic stimulation could improve …

The Brain

Months after an injury has healed, receptors involved in modulating pain remain active

Pain researchers know that, in the immediate aftermath of a severe injury, pain sensitization pathways become active, causing the body to produce …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Scientists Grow Teeth Using Stem Cells - Harvested From Urine?

Adults lose teeth due to poor hygiene, aging, disease or accidents. Traditionally, prosthetics are used to replace part or all of a lost tooth. But …

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …

Could this be the secret to limb regrowth in humans?

Cut off part of an amphibian, and it'll regrow. But humans and other mammals can only regrew the very tips of our fingers and toes, if they're cut …

Stem Cells

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update

Disease outbreak news<p>WHO has been informed of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) …

Public Health

Ten chemicals of major public health concern

Chemicals are part of our daily life. All living and inanimate matter is made up of chemicals and virtually every manufactured product involves the …

Chemicals

Amputees may feel 'touches' with limbs linked to brain - Futurity

A recent series of experiments with monkeys marks a step toward developing touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs …

Monkeys

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

Johns Hopkins University

Whole human brain mapped in 3D

Ten-year 'BigBrain' effort yields 1-trillion-byte atlas of fine-scale cerebral anatomy.<p>An international group of neuroscientists has sliced, imaged …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play "name that cortex."<p>Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain's motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian …

Maps

Scientists grow miniature human brain in a lab

'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo<p>Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — something President Obama has set to rectify, in part, with an ambitious effort to map the brain. An …

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

Hair follicle stem cells hold clues to balding - Futurity

New research describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing, and when it falls out.

Hair

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Bionic hand lets wearer feel what they're holding

The latest bionic hand can do a lot more than just let its wearer hold things: it can actually let them feel. By hooking into nerves in an amputee's arm, the new prosthetic can let a person tell how hard or soft an object is and even distinguish its basic shape. "The sensory feedback was …