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Musician Plays Violin During His Own Brain Surgery

Those who have read about the life of Einstein probably have come across his love of music and his hobby of playing the violin. He often commented on the ability of music, especially when he played the violin, to clear his mind of doubt and confusion.... 

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

It follows from an ‘ancient’ tradition that 6 to 8 hours of sleep can get you through the day. This tradition has been translated in to conventional wisdom today. No one knows exactly why, even to this day, sleep is crucial to the human body.... 

WATCH: A Total Knee Replacement Surgery Procedure

Knee replacement is a pretty common operation performed the world over that helps replace a joint with a prosthetic joint. There are many forms of arthritis that can be treated using this procedure including: psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis... 

Doctors in India Remove 232 Teeth From Boy’s Mouth

So they said you will have no more than 32 teeth when you are an adult, right? Well, how about 232 teeth instead? Ashik Gavai is a 17 year old Indian boy who had a whopping 232 teeth removed from his mouth. You would normally imagine a person that age... 

Researchers Can Now 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

Guess what, 3D printing is back in news for all the popular reasons once more. It has previously helped print organs and even pizzas for astronauts. This time around a number of researchers from Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Sydney... 

Quadriplegic Man Uses Thoughts To Move His Hand

We have been hearing all about prosthetic organs for quite a while but what if we told you it’s possible to move your hands and fingers with the help of your thoughts? That’s exactly what Ohio State University and Battelle researchers have been able... 

Cambridge Says There’s No Connection Between Heart Disease and Fat

Cambridge has finally finished a series of eighty studies involving half a million people and the conclusion they’ve reached is that saturated fats have little or no connection to heart disease. The study also says that “good” fats (vegetable... 

Surgeons Performed C-section To Save a Turtle

Egg binding is the name given to a condition where animals such as reptiles and birds are unable to deliver eggs. This condition can cause serious infections leading to death. This can be avoided if the egg or eggs are removed surgically. In 2013 a turtle... 

Gene Editing Tool May Wipe Out HIV

Genetic engineering is an extremely useful tool for removing harmful or unwanted effects from the genes of an individual. Cancer causing cells, cells that can cause obesity and other harmful diseases can be ‘turned off’ with a few complicated... 

3D Printed Plastic Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound

3D printing just keeps getting bigger and better. The latest prototype creates a cast by combining 3D printing and ultrasound pulses. This does not only make the cast comfortable to wear with plenty of space for air but it also looks cool. Most important...