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This Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm Possesses The Sense Of Touch

This is probably as good as it gets with prosthetic limbs and hands. Latest developments in neuroprosthetics allow the implantation of electrodes that mimic not just the movement but also enhanced control and sense of touch. These two neuroprosthesis... 

The Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics Awarded

It’s the greatest honour in it’s respective field. The Nobel Prize in each of its five categories is the crowning glory of a career. A couple of days ago the awards for Chemistry and Physics were given out. CHEMISTRY Eric Betzig of the Howard... 

If You Can’t Smell Anymore, The Grim Reaper Maybe Knocking On Your Door

The sense of smell is most important in sensing danger. Smoke, poisonous gas, any familiar odour may help save your life at any given moment. As it turns out, the sharpness of this particular sense also helps to determine whether the grim reaper is near. A... 

This Cancer-Detecting Yoghurt Could Replace Colonoscopies

I am sure most people would agree that anything entering something as sensitive as the anal cavity is sure to bother. Yes, anything at all. This puts invasive medical procedures such as colonoscopy into question. Physician Sangeeta Bhatia has been busy... 

Woman Gives Birth To First Child Born Following A Womb Transplant

We have heard of all sorts of organs being transplanted but what about a mother’s womb? Could that be transplanted, one wonders. A successful experiment in Sweden seems to have made it possible afterall. A Swedish woman with a transplanted womb only... 

Supplements That May Help Fight Against Depression

Depression has been recognised as a widespread medical problem in the past few decades. It has been categorised as a potentially fatal psychological disorder if left unchecked. Floating around the market are a variety of pills for countering depression,... 

Schizophrenia Is Actually Eight Genetically Distinct Disorders, Not One

Latest research in the field of medicine has proven that the disease Schizophrenia is not a disease in itself but constitutes multiple disorders that genetically vary. As a result, each of these disorders comes with distinct symptoms. However, researchers... 

New Heart Failure Drug Significantly Lower Deaths and Hospitalisation

Heart patients have more reason for hope as a new drug called LCZ696 has proven effective in significantly reducing cardiovascular fatalities. Moreover, it cuts down the threat of hospitalization for heart patients more vulnerable to heart attacks by... 

Scientists Grow A Whole Organ Inside An Animal For The First Time

There is good news for folks who were waiting for someone to grow an organ inside an animal’s body. University of Edinburgh researchers from Scotland have achieved this feat. The team of researchers extracted a sample of cells from an embryo of a mouse... 

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....