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Robots Reading Disabled Patients Minds To Allow For Greater World Interaction[sciencemag.org]Sep 06, 2011
 
   Robots Reading Disabled Patients Minds To Allow For Greater World Interaction.
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Scientists discover blood factors that appear to cause aging in brains of mice[medicalxpress.com]Aug 31, 2011
 
   Scientists discover blood factors that appear to cause aging in brains of mice.
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New Drug Cures Multiple Viruses in Human Cells[nationalgeographic.com]Aug 24, 2011
 
    New Drug Cures Multiple Viruses in Human Cells.
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New discovery may eliminate potentially lethal side effect of stem cell therapy[physorg.com]Aug 15, 2011
 
   New discovery may eliminate potentially lethal side effect of stem cell therapy.
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Cure For Cancer Found[msnbc.msn.com]Aug 11, 2011
 
    Using one's own white blood cells, combined with a novel way of injecting new DNA into them that includes HIV viruses rendered harmless, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have managed to completely cure 2 patients of a form of Leukemia with the hope that this might be the brink of a new revolution in medicine.
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Boosting Our Sense of Touch[wired.com]Aug 05, 2011
 
    A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a new glove that can enhance your sense of touch when worn. The glove, which uses vibrations, has shown to statistically improve the wearers sense of touch through essentially white-noise interference.
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Making Cocaine Less Tasty[cosmosmagazine.com]Jul 25, 2011
 
    A receptor in our brains specifically targeted by drugs and dopamine involved mechanisms has been discovered that, when stimulated by drugs, can counteract the addictive effects of cocaine.
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3D Hurts Your Eyes[techcrunch.com]Jul 23, 2011
 
    It's official, I now have a reason to objectively dislike 3D. Personally I haven't been a fan anyway; the only two movies I've seen in 3D were Thor and Jackass 3D. Now I know they aren't exactly the "best examples" of the technology, but now scientists from the University of California, Berkeley are showing that 3D tech does actually hurt your eyes and brain.
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Decapitations Humane?[arstechnica.com]Jul 21, 2011
 
    To answer the question "Does it hurt?" Ars Technica has a piece about the process of execution by decapitation and brain activity that follows.
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Technology Aided Telepathy[discovermagazine.com]Jul 21, 2011
 
    Using technology to assist in the transmission of thoughts, researchers from the New York State Department of Health’s Wads­worth Center at Albany Medical College are working on a "thought helmet" that can interpret brain waves and transmit what you're thinking without having to speak.
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Double Leg Transplant Performed[newscientist.com]Jul 12, 2011
 
    A world's first, this week it was announced that a double leg transplant took place at La Fe Hospital in Valencia Spain. Provided the immune response is positive, it's expected the patient should be walking in less than a year.
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Qatar Funding Stem Cell Research[nature.com]Jul 08, 2011
 
    In the hopes of becoming one of the leaders in scientific advancement, Qatar has pledged billions of dollars towards researching the medicinal qualities of stem cells.
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Big Pharma Lying About Prices[techdirt.com]Jun 28, 2011
 
    Research and Development just doesn't cost as much as, say, the profits they are bringing in, a new report states.
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Hacking The Hand[newscientist.com]Jun 27, 2011
 
    A device now being developed jointly by the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sony Computer Science Laboratories have found a way to electrically stimulate parts of the human hand, causing them to move involuntarily. Being marketed as a novel way to learn a new instrument, it really is just one step closer to turning us into the Borg!
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Pine Bark For A Healthy Heart[scienceblog.com]Jun 22, 2011
 
    A recent study published shows that a when combination of chemicals found in Pine bark is taken by heart failure patients as a supplement will naturally strengthen the heart resulting in an increase in the volume of blood pumped on each beat.
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Treating Multiple Sclerosis[scienceblog.com]Jun 21, 2011
 
    Scientists from the National University of Ireland have discovered a chemical that inhibits the signals created by the immune system that promotes inflammation, the main issue with MS.
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Curing Late Stage Rabies[newscientist.com]Jun 21, 2011
 
    If you know you were potentially bitten by a rabid animal and procure the appropriate medication immediately your chances of survival are very good. The longer you wait, the greater the mortality rate. Some patients though seem to have a knack for surviving.
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Soldier With A Leg Up[dailymail.co.uk]Jun 20, 2011
 
    The U.S. Army, also known as what we sink a majority of our tax dollars into, recently spent $70 million dollars regrowing an individuals leg using a technique that allowed him to grow his own muscle back.
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Of Mice And Memory[nytimes.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    Scientists have created an implant that not only helps to restore lost memories but helps mice retain new ones. Theoretically this could be a good first step towards helping with conditions like Alzheimers Disease and dementia.
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Cancer, Be Gone[nature.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    Using two different "nanocogs" to create better "nanomachines," researchers are coming up with better ways to treat localized tumors.
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Sick Young, Die Young[newscientist.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    Being sick when you are young means you get a boost in your immune system throughout the early stages of life. Using beetles as an analogy, scientists from the UK have found that the boost in immune system helps them reach a mature, reproducible age, but does not extend their life much further.
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Dengue You, Fever![scienceblog.com]Jun 14, 2011
 
    Socio-economical and environmental factors that are pushing poorer nation citizens into moving back to the forest are also allowing for diseases, once thought quelled, to resurface and wreak havoc on humans.
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Wait...Rabies Is A Problem?[discovery.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    Understanding disease has been a goal of ours as a species for hundreds of years, from Walter Reed infecting himself with yellow fever to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and his "wee beasties" to Pasteur, the list goes on and on. For as curious and knowledgeable as we are, however, there are still mysteries abound.
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Hypnosis As Surgery Aid[scienceblog.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    Using localized anesthetics as well as a hypnosis treatment, anesthesiologists from the Department of Anaesthesiology at the Cliniques Universitaires in Brussels, Belgium have found that a patient can actually recover faster with fewer drugs in inpatient scenarios.
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Lupin For Life[medicalxpress.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    By incorporating just a little bit of lupin bean flour in your bread you can reduce your blood pressure and improve your overall health, according to a study by dietitians at the University of Western Australia.
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Taking The Subjectivity Out Of Snoring[medicalxpress.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    Up to now, sleep apnia and snoring have been very subjective issues taken merely on observation and guesswork based off of comparisons. At a meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a device that can quantify and objectify this area of study was announced.
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Autism May Be Partially Caused By Extra Genes[wired.com]Jun 10, 2011
 
    The exact cause of autism is still unknown, and there are many variations of the disease; however, The Simons Foundation, working with researchers have collected thousands of samples and compared autistic to non-autistic DNA and have found genes that may be targeted for more research.
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