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This FDA Approved Drug Could Permanently Repair Brain Damage in Stroke Victims

Using a drug already approved for clinical trials, researchers were able to reduce brain damage and boost the growth of new brain cells in mice suffering from strokes. The research offers new hope to those dealing with the aftermath of strokes, which are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

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China's New Tool for Social Control: A Credit Rating for Everything

Beijing wants to give every citizen a score based on behavior such as spending habits, turnstile violations and filial piety, which can blacklist citizens from loans, jobs, air travel.

Longevity and the Benefits of Fasting

by Rima Martin Fun Fact: an article in Cell Stem Cell, published by Elsevier’s Cell Press, found that a simple dietary intervention — periodic fasting — may combat both chemotherapy-induced and aging-related changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood. There is hardly a person on this planet who does not […]

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By 2030, Hospitals May Be a Thing of the Past

Predictions from the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council, Melanie Walker, say we’ll soon enter a post-hospital world due to advances in personalized medicine, health monitoring, and nanotechnology. New and evolving technologies in medical science convince Walker we’ll live in a society not dependent on hospitals by 2030.

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Paralyzed Monkeys Able to Walk Again With Brain Implant. Human Trials Are Next

Using a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away from human use, it is a promising development for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries

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Harvard May Have Pinpointed the Source of Human Consciousness

A study of 36 patients with brainstem lesions revealed that the majority of those in comas had damage in a specific area of the brainstem, while most conscious patients did not. The identification of the areas of the brain responsible for consciousness could lead to new treatment options for patients in comas or vegetative states.